1 May 2015

A Bug

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. ”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones


Ini hanya sebuah kisah membosankan tentang seorang anak keturunan manusia.
Seperti apa kisahnya? Lemme tell you, kisahnya itu seperti:

Ibarat ndodok di pinggir jalan sambil menunggu hujan reda.

bingung? mari kita lihat ilustrasinya

koe ngopo mas

Coba tebak apa yang mas-mas berjubah hijau itu lakukan di seberang sana?
Apakah ia sedang berburu seekor pterodactyl?
atau hanya sekedar menunggu giliran untuk berenang ke sudut jalanan?
entah apa yang ia lakukan, tapi yang jelas dia sedang mempraktikkan sikap luhur nan terpuji:

sabar

sabar

sabar

dan percaya

rain will eventually stops, eh?