When he started going to high school in South Carolina, he met a "great" basketball coach who cared for the problematic fidgeter
I was a nervous pacer, a fidgeter
, a circler of perimeters.
and nightmare" (199), and we can see in the two passages about time that Isa, our ambivalent fidgeter
, contemplates the future as both a frightening limitation and an opportunity, a continuation of and a break from oppressive pattern.
You know the one: the breaker, the barker, the fidgeter
, the whiner, the pooper, the refuser, the eater, the roamer, the dropper, the chaser, the soaker and, my favorite, the napper.
By the time I was done I was sweating and exhausted, but at least I'd cured the fidgeter
Father Ventemiglia," said the fidgeter
, trying to make a joke, I think.
a) You're a fidgeter
who can't bear to sit still (0); b) You're laid-back and love relaxing (2)
He was not a fidgeter
, adjusting batting gloves a hundred times (there were no batting gloves).