Our search for perfection is an effort to return to our spiritual source. In dreams this is often signified by a sense of wonder.
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we subscribe to the belief that everything is inherently perfect, dreams are one way in which we try to understand that perfection. They are also a way of coming to terms with anything in life that is less than perfect, of becoming aware of those things that need adjustment.
Material aspects: Frequently in dreams we are aware of the ephemeral nature of perfection, a sense or feeling that is difficult without practice through meditation or other disciplines to retain in working life.