Joshua Espinoza said there’s a checklist of things you must do to be a person. Here’s mine.
How do you qualify as a person?
☐ Get your heart broken at least once
☐ Tie your shoelaces wrong and fall on your face
☐ Stare at a humongous tree for an inordinate time
☐ Experience the instincts that make you an animal: the pang of hunger, the deprivation of sleep, the lust for another body next to yours
☐ Experience the waves that nudge you beyond animal: getting moved by a painting, crying at a song, relishing in a clarity of self-awareness
☐ Do something stupid that’s also something wise
☐ Peel an orange for someone else
☐ Share your joys
☐ Touch your feet
☐ Take a look at your naked body
☐ Get astonished at how you…exist