Tuesday, November 16, 2010

the Last Letter

via Det Gode Liv

From Gabriel Garcia Marquez .......

alexandra sandu photo
If for a moment God would forget that I am a rag doll and give me a scrap of life, possibly I would not say everything that I think, but I would definitely think everything that I say.

I would value things not for how much they are worth but rather for what they mean.

I would sleep little, dream more. I know that for each minute that we close our eyes we lose sixty seconds of light.

I would walk when the others loiter; I would awaken when the others sleep.

I would listen when the others speak, and how I would enjoy a good chocolate ice cream.

If God would bestow on me a scrap of life, I would dress simply, I would throw myself flat under the sun, exposing not only my body but also my soul.

My God, if I had a heart, I would write my hatred on ice and wait for the sun to come out. With a dream of Van Gogh I would paint on the stars a poem by Benedetti, and a song by Serrat would be my serenade to the moon.

With my tears I would water the roses, to feel the pain of their thorns and the incarnated kiss of their petals...My God, if I only had a scrap of life...

I wouldn't let a single day go by without saying to people I love, that I love them.

I would convince each woman or man that they are my favourites and I would live in love with love.

I would prove to the men how mistaken they are in thinking that they no longer fall in love when they grow old--not knowing that they grow old when they stop falling in love.

 I would give wings to children, but I would leave it to them to learn how to fly by themselves.  

To the old I would say that death comes not with old age but with forgetting. I have learned so much from you men....

I have learned that everybody wants to live on top of the mountain without knowing that true happiness is obtained in the journey taken & the form used to reach the top of the hill.

I have learned that when a newborn baby holds his father's finger in his tiny fist for the first time, he has trapped him forever.

I have learned that a man only has the right to look down at another man only when that man needs help to get up from the ground.

 Say always what you feel, not what you think. If I knew that today is the last time  that I am going to see you asleep, I would hug you with all my strength and I would pray to the Lord to let me be the guardian angel of your soul.

If I knew that these are the last moments to see you, I would say 'I love you'.

       There is always tomorrow, and life gives us another opportunity to do things right, but in case I am wrong, and today is all that is left to me, I would love to tell you how much I love you and that I will never forget you.

       Tomorrow is never guaranteed to anyone, young or old.
Don't waste the opportunity today to give a smile, a hug, a kiss....
Keep your loved ones near you; tell them in their ears and to their faces how much you need them and love them. Love them and treat them well; take your time to tell them 'I am sorry'; 'forgive me', 'please' and 'thank you', and all those loving words you know.

Nobody will know you for your secret thought. Ask the Lord for wisdom and strength to express them.


  1. I'ma big fan of Gabriel Garcia Marquez!

  2. what great photographs! I love the first one with the letter--so romantic! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Great photographs, I love it!



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