If I were able to live my life anew,
In the next I would try to commit more errors.
I would not try to be so perfect,
I would relax more.
I would be more foolish than I’ve been,
In fact, I would take few things seriously.
I would be less hygienic.
I would run more risks,
take more vacations,
contemplate more sunsets,
climb more mountains,
swim more rivers.
I would go to more places where I’ve never been,
I would eat more ice cream and fewer beans,
I would have more real problems
and less imaginary ones.
I was one of those people that lived sensibly
and prolifically each minute of his life;
Of course I had moments of happiness.
If I could go back
I would try to have only good moments.
Because if you didn’t know,
of that life is made: only of moments;
Don’t lose the now.
I was one of those
that never went anywhere
without a thermometer,
a hot-water bottle,
and a parachute;
If I could live again, I would travel lighter.
If I could live again,
I would begin to walk barefoot
from the beginning of spring
and I would continue barefoot
until autumn ends.
I would take more cart rides,
contemplate more dawns,
and play with more children,
If I had another life ahead of me.
But already you see, I am 85,
and I know that I am dying.