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Akhirnya kau hilang

Akhirnya kau pergi dan aku akan menemukanmu di mana-mana. Di udara dingin yang menyusup di bawah pintu atau di baris-baris puisi lama yang diterjemahkan dari bahasa-bahasa jauh. Di sepasang mata gelandangan yang menyerupai jendela rumah berbulan-bulan tidak dibersihkan atau di balon warna-warni yang melepaskan diri dari tangan seorang bocah.

Akhirnya kau pergi dan aku akan menemukanmu di jalan-jalan yang lengang atau bangku-bangku taman yang kosong. Aku menemukanmu di salju yang menutupi kota seperti perpustakaan raksasa yang meleleh. Aku menemukanmu di gerai-gerai kopi, udara, dan aroma makanan yang kurang atau terlalu matang.

Aku menemukanmu berbaring di kamarku yang kosong saat aku pulang dengan kamera dan kepala berisi orang-orang murung yang tidak kukenal. Kau sedang menyimak lagu yang selalu kau putar. Buku cerita yang belum kelar kau baca telungkup bagai bayi tidur di dadamu. Tidak sopan, katamu, mengerjakan hal lain sambil menyimak kesedihan dinyanyikan.

Akhirnya kau hilang. Kau meninggalkan aku — dan kenangan kini satu-satunya masa depan yang tersisa.

Puisi Akhirnya Kau Hilang – oleh Aan Mansyur

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Ozymandias

I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

Puisi “Ozymandias” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

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The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
Kent M. Keith

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Amal

*مِنْ عَلَا مَاتِ الْإِعْتِمَادِعَلَى الْعَمَلِ نُقْصَانُ الرَّجَاءِ عِنْدَوُجُوْدِ الزَّلَلِ.*

“Diantara tanda-tanda orang yang senantiasa bersandar kepada amal-amalnya adalah merosotnya rasa harap (kepada rahmat Allah) manakala mengalami kegagalan”.

*-Ibnu Athoillah As Sakandari-*

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Curiga

Kita hidup di masa yang penuh kecurigaan dan, saya pikir, itu perangkap besar yang bisa membuat kita tidak mampu berbuat apa-apa untuk orang lain. Kita cuma mau melakukan hal-hal tertentu demi kepentingan diri sendiri.

— Aan mansyur —

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You have to do it yourself

Nobody is going to do your life for you. You have to do it yourself, whether you’re rich or poor, out of money or making it, the beneficiary of ridiculous fortune or terrible injustice. And you have to do it no matter what is true. No matter what is hard. No matter what is unjust, sad, sucky things befall you. Self pity is a dead end road. You can make the choice to drive down it. It’s up to you to decide to stay parked there or to turn around and drive out – Cheryl Stryed.

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Unique of our magnificient brain

Learning is about doing the work that your brain requires. So the best strategies are going to vary between individuals…

You and your plastic brain are constantly being shaped by the world around you. Understand that everything you do, everything you encounter, and everything you experience is changing you brain. And that can be for better but it can also be for worse. So go out and build the brain you want.

– Lara Boyd –