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March 9, 2019

If I could live my life again


I am an avid reader. I read a lot and read on diverse topics. There are topics like religion, philosophy, Hinduism, life-hacks, habits, etc. that make you think about what you just read.

Today, I stumbled upon this quote by a famous Argentinian poet by name Jorge Luis Borges, while I was reading Quora and felt I should etch it in my blog repository for my quick reference.

Thanks to Hector Quintanilla for having shared this on Quora. This maded my day. If you are on Quora, I'd recommend following him for his works there.

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 …

You can learn more about this poet, Jorge Luis Borges in Wikipedia.

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