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Raindrops, Music and Peace

Jakarta, 19 July 2016, 5:15pm I’m sitting alone in my office looking out as the raindrops kiss the grey glass of my window. Listening to Joao Gilberto’s S’wonderful while my White Gardenia candle burns calmly next to my computer screen. And suddenly I feel, being happy can be that simple.  Even just like this, in this […]

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Life: The Eternal Pursuit of Meaning and Happiness

The first time I watched Eat Pray Love, I was perhaps too young to understand. I remember that I was not very impressed by the film. I thought it was just about a privileged woman from New York not being able to find happiness when everything that went around her was fine. She had a […]

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MengHakimi Hati

Ketika suara-suara mengHakimi itu masih terus menghantui, ia tersadar bahwa ia mulai kehilangan jati diri. “Palsu! Naif! Jangan selalu menempatkan diri sebagai korban! Muak!” . . . terus bergema tiada henti, gema pengHakiman yang sebenarnya lahir dari kegelisahan Sang Hakim. Namun sayang, rentetan ujaran ini terlanjur merasuk dalam Hati. Perkenankan saya bercerita tentang Hati. Hati, dulu hangat dan terbuka, […]

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A Splendid Torch

A Splendid Torch by George Bernard Shaw This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you […]

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What kind of world is this?

When accomodating is considered the opposite When being kind is considered otherwise When being warm is seen as selfish When being understanding is considered selfish When helping is seen as selfish When loving is seen as selfish When being compassionate is seen as selfish When being compassionate to oneself is seen as self centered, when one is […]

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Why?

To live To live in the moment To rejoice happiness when it says hello to you in that moment   Why can’t we just live? Why can’t we just live in the moment? Why can’t we rejoice and relish happiness when it says hello to us in that moment? Why can’t we trust the process? […]

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I Heart NY

“It was official. A new season had begun. Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps, if we never veered off course, we wouldn’t fall in love or have babies or be who we are. After all, seasons change, so do cities. People come into your life […]

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Tentang Eurydice.

Pernah mencintai, namun ujungnya berpisah Perpisahan yang selalu terasa abu-abu, Muram. Lebih baik pernah mencinta atau tidak sama sekali? Lebih baik mengingat atau melupakan? Melupakan untuk ingat? Atau mengingat untuk lupa? Ketika bicara cinta dan perpisahan, kenangan indah bagai buah terlarang di Taman Eden. Satu gigitan yang membuang manusia dari Nirwana selamanya Rasa yang sesaat manis, […]

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Nak.

  Aku tidak pernah menjadi seorang anak. Aku tidak pernah menjadi gadis kecil. Aku tidak pernah menjadi si kecil yang riang, padahal bahagia seorang anak kecil muncul dari hal yang sangat sederhana. Aku tidak pernah jadi si kecil berprestasi, karena terlalu sibuk menjadi jala curahan hati si dewasa yang bingung linglung harus kemana membawa sedihnya. Aku tidak pernah menjadi gadis kecil yang […]

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“Teman Lama”

Hisapan asap itu selalu membawaku ke malam-malam menyendiri di musim dingin di tanah kanguru. Sepuluh tahun telah berlalu. Tak pernah terpikir sedikit pun aku akan ada di sini sekarang. Berada dalam kondisi kini dan sekarang. Konsistensi membawaku perlahan ke tempat yang lebih tinggi. Tentu, hidup seakan tak lengkap tanpa momen pahit dan menyakitkan — kecil atau […]

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