June 27, 2013

That Perfect Smile

That perfect smile
I long for it

That perfect smile
where did it go?

Oh, That perfect smile
I don't know
will it come back?

And really, when...?

And then
I'm wondering:
Is not smiling, means a suffering?

Smiling is like a kind of way for the day
says hi to the coming morning
embraces the sky
and a new sunshine for one who is hoping,
a sincerity sonata of readiness to face all things
a signet of peace
a peace in any day, any kind of circumstances
a peaceful heart
just like a smiling friend of mine says,
"Only within a deep sense of peaceful heart and mind,
a miracle does come, that shall not come through a dreadful heart." 

A man who knows no laughter is living in a wasted land,
moreover a man who knows no peace is a waste himself

Eyes still can lie
but a smile can not

A smile may not be That perfect,
but a smile may make everything seems so perfect 

I realize many countries or proverbs
have so many things to say about a smile, smiling
that include and related with other people
but actually it needs only one person to just smile
and you know who? You

And then I realize
that I long for That perfect smile, too
That perfect smile
That perfect smile
of mine
and true

"Every problem has a gift for you in its hands."
—Richard Bach 

An edited image from here.

- A reference on suffering--err--smiling, I hope: 
  Suffering Is Not Enough
- A reference about peace:
  [from an e-mail, You Can Have Incomparable Peace]

June 19, 2013

Susah, Sulis?

Si Sulis bertanya: Apa sih susahnya menulis, menjadi penulis?

Si Isis Siriusis merespons: Well, apa sih susahnya merencanakan jadwal, mempersiapkan kursi-kursi, mewadahi rapat, mengatur hal-hal (you manage things; you lead people), mengawasi orang-orang?

Susah semua, kan?

Bukankah semua itu juga melakukannya dengan atau karena kerja keras dan suka melakukannya, maka mereka mau mengerjakannya?

Jadi, menulis, menjadi penulis itu juga susah, bukan? Bisa juga sih melakukan, memilih untuk mengerjakan hal yang lainnya.

(Writing is harder than climbing a mountain. [24:02])

June 18, 2013

Dangdut Emosi Antik

Usia sekitar 17 tahun sampai 34 tahun: “Lebih baik sakit gigi daripada sakit hati ini…”

Umur sekira 45 sampai 59 tahun: “Lebih baik sakit hati daripada sakit gigi.”

Usia kira-kira 60 sampai 75 tahun: “Terima kasih, Tuhan, untuk sakit gigi dan sakit hati ini.”

Usia sekitar 80 tahun sampai seterusnya: “Sakit apa, ya…?”

Tidur panjang: “Tanpa rasa sakit, hidup terlalu generik, tidak antik.” 


Suatu malam, jelang tidur. Iva istri saya berceloteh, "Kayaknya aku udah lama nih ga liat abang doa lagi..." Jleb . Sent...