If I could live my life over again,
in the next one I would try to make more mistakes.
I wouldn't try to be so perfect, I would relax more.
I would be sillier than I've been,
In fact, I would take very few things seriously.
I would be less fastidious.
I would take more risks,
I would go on more trips,
I would contemplate more sunsets,
I would climb more mountains,
I would swim more rivers.
I would go to more places where I have never been,
I would eat more ice cream and fewer beans,
I would have more real problems and fewer imaginary ones.
I was one of those people who lived every minute
of his life sensibly and productively;
of course I had moments of happiness.
But if I could go back I would try
to have only good moments.
Because if you don't already know it,
this is what life is made of, only of moments,
Don't let the present moment slip away.
I was one of those who never
went anywhere without a thermometer,
a hot water bottle,
an umbrella and a parachute;
If I could live my life over again, I would travel lighter.
If I could live again I would start going barefoot
at the beginning of spring
and I would stay barefoot until the end of fall.
I would go on more mery-go-round rides,
I would contemplate more sunrises,
and I would play with more children,
if my life were ahead of me once again.
But, now you see, I am 85 years old and I know that I am dying.

Spanish Language & Culture