If I Could Live My Life Again

Jorge Luis Borges

Quote by Jorge Luis Borges 

“If I could live again my life,
In the next – I’ll try,
– to make more mistakes,
I won’t try to be so perfect,
I’ll be more relaxed,
I’ll be more full – than I am now,
In fact, I’ll take fewer things seriously,
I’ll be less hygienic,
I’ll take more risks,
I’ll take more trips,
I’ll watch more sunsets,
I’ll climb more mountains,
I’ll swim more rivers,
I’ll go to more places – I’ve never been,
I’ll eat more ice creams and less lima beans,
I’ll have more real problems – and less imaginary ones,
I was one of those people who live
prudent and prolific lives –
each minute of his life,
Of course that I had moments of joy – but,
if I could go back I’ll try to have only good moments,

If you don’t know – that’s what life is made of,
Don’t lose the now!

I was one of those who never goes anywhere
without a thermometer,
without a hot-water bottle,
and without an umbrella and without a parachute,

If I could live again – I will travel light,
If I could live again – I’ll try to work bare feet
at the beginning of spring till the end of autumn,
I’ll ride more carts,
I’ll watch more sunrises and play with more children,
If I have the life to live – but now I am 85,
– and I know that I am dying …”

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2 thoughts on “If I Could Live My Life Again

  1. wow! gotta be honest, probably what a lot of us will say, so really good post and way to make me STOP and think this am. “Prudent and prolific” – because we spend our life PREPARING, and then it’s done. Let’s all do those fun things more often. Let’s stop preparing and saving, and BE and LIVE. thanks for the great inspiration today, my friend! 🙂 🙂 momentummikey

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