Going through an awkward stage appears to inhere in being among Planet Earth’s fauna.
It assumes importance in contributing to self-esteem when lessons in balance and mobility are learned. Some young animals and people nevertheless continue their clumsiness throughout life. Does such a thing as bumbling owe its extended shelf life to a newborn’s predisposition toward acting out scenarios of a bull let loose in a china closet? What if the bumbler is the only family member ever known to be so hapless?
Nobody from his family or in the community knows how to account for Big Anthony’s aggravatingly inattentive, predictable stomping from his childhood into the teen years in “Big Anthony: His Story.”