This line is a killer: “And the truth is, I’m interested in those of us who are not invincible…”
Bold, beautiful and truthful. It has never been about “getting it perfect” as if such a state might exist in real time, in real places, with actual people. The whole Waiting for Superman is the popular media metaphor conjured by those whose work insulates them from teaching and learning. The perspective shouts: we are epic telling you a story already told, neatly wrapped and impervious to emerging understandings. I wrote a few days ago on my blog how the trailers to the film recalled the absurdity and tragedy of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot where peering into boots and hats occupies a great portion of the time.
There is no waiting in real time–Bakhtin’s novel time, as the world is constantly emerging, imperfect in its shame, beauty, sadness, joy and so on.
I do not want some made-up superman to teach my child. Give me flawed human.
Thanks Bud. An inspiring work, this.