This is maybe my second favorite poet/writer of all time, and this poem can all make us grow a little bit more.
Release that parachute and live as if every moment matters.
Instantes by Jorge Luis Borges.
|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
Because if you didn’t know, of that is life made:
I was one of those that never
If I could live again,
But already you see, I am 85,