Who rescues from being a fuck-up or a knucklehead? In the way of the world, not so many. Not so many at all. So when one is rescued from one’s own mistakes — a cosmic intervention — it is worth taking note.
Ta-Nehisi Coates relates such a story about his relationship with David Carr. In King David, Coates tells of the impact that Carr had on his life, the demands and drives for excellence. Demands betoken belief. Carr saw something in Coates, a self-described knucklehead and fuck-up. May be it’s always like this, that at the end of the day, we wish someone would see our fuck-ups and see past them. And seeing past them challenge us to move to another, better future.