Month: September 2013

Catatan Perjalanan

Menerbangkan diri tinggi semestinya merendahkan hati; menyadarkan bahwa langit masih jauh, bahwa kita tidak lebih hebat dari layang-layang menandai titik-titik kehadiran kita pada peta dunia semestinya membesarkan hati; menyadarkan bahwa tidak perlu menjadi luar biasa untuk bercerita bahwa setiap perjalanan adalah pelajaran namun hidup; lebih luas dari itu

Balikpapan

“She was smart and terribly determined, this girl-her will was pure steel, through and through-but she was as human as anyone else. She was lonely, too. Lonely in a way that perhaps only single girls fresh from small Midwestern towns know. Homesickness is not always a vague, nostalgic, almost beautiful emotion, although that is somehow the way we always seem to picture it in our mind. It can be a terribly keen blade, not just a sickness in metaphor but in fact as well. It can change the way one looks at the world; the faces one sees in the street look not just indifferent but ugly….perhaps even malignant. Homesickness is a real sickness- the ache of the uprooted plant.” (Stephen King, The Breathing Method)