Gratitude

Karachi – Pakistan, 27th January 2015 [01:03am]

Christmas Eve has just passed and the jingles of merry were resonant through the coldest time of the year. I was in Konya, center of Anatolian region in Turkey, about to pay my respect to the great scholar and poet; Rumi. When an email with title “Gratitude” was arrived in my Inbox. It was from one of the person that I dearest the most.

As I read his email, time was flashing back to 2010 when we first joggled in the deep forest of Lambusango. It has taught us in common and the deep sea of Banda has bounded our relation as firm as the rattan bracelet in the wrist of Buton girls. I feel grateful to the motion of destiny in such beautifully bestow the best lesson one could have.

1 month has passed away and I think of sharing this thoughtful piece with you together with the magical place he called home.

I hope you will cherish it as I do and maybe somewhere along the hundred words, you will find your lesson as I do.

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Karachi – Pakistan, December 6th 2014 [11:04am]

“Tuhan senang menyimpan orang-orang baik untuk dipertemukan dengan orang-orang baik lainnya”  Sepertinya itu berlaku bagimu dra!

Mungkin kamu sempat bertanya-tanya, apakah takdir manusia layaknya gulungan benang merah di baju-baju gadis Tionghoa? Kusut bergelung, saling memilin tak tentu arah, Semakin kepinggir semakit sulit untuk diretas.

Orang bijak berkata bahwa hidup, mati dan jodoh ada di tangan Tuhan. Saya sempat bertanya-tanya, selebar apakah tangan Tuhan hingga orang baik sepertimu sungguh sulit bertemu jodoh? Saya membuat sebuah perkalian probabilitas bahwa mungkin kamu dan sang jodoh berada di titik polar yang berlawanan, sehingga bagi takdir kalian untuk bersinggungan memerlukan lompatan mekanik maha dashyat. Tapi kali ini saya salah, kamu pun sepertinya salah. Setengah hatimu tak pernah jauh, bukan begitu?

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