Just like this setting sun is returned to this lonesome ocean

Sudah dua kali, melihat bukti kelahiran dan kematian seseorang dalam waktu berdekatan atau bersamaan. Dulu saat ibuku ulang tahun, besoknya kakekku meninggal lalu dilanjut sehari sesudahnya keponakanku merayakan ulang tahun pertamanya.

Hari ini Alhamdulillah masih bisa mengucapkan selamat ulang tahun ke ibu walaupun paginya harus menahan rasa sedih saat tahu adik kelas dan senior di kampus jadi korban kecelakaan pesawat.

Bagiku, tidak perlu ‘kedekatan’ untuk bisa merasakan kepedihan bagi mereka yang pergi dan ditinggalkan. Membayangkannya saja tidak mampu..

Tadi sore, aku melihat salah satu seniorku membagikan sebuah lirik lagu. Tanpa sadar, mataku berkaca-kaca saat membaca liriknya.

At The Bottom of Everything – Bright Eyes

So there was this woman and
She was, uh, on an airplane and
She’s flying to meet her fianc√©
Sailing high above the largest ocean
On planet earth and she was seated
Next to this man who
She had tried to start conversations
And really the only thing
She’d heard him say was to order his bloody mary
And she’s sitting there and she’s reading
This really arduous magazine article about a
Third world country that she couldn’t
Even pronounce the name of and
She’s feeling very bored and very despondent
And then, suddenly there’s this huge mechanical failure and one of the engines gave out
And they started just falling, thirty thousand feet
And the pilot’s on the microphone and he’s saying
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry, Oh My God, I’m Sorry”
And apologizing and she looks at the man and she says
“Where are we going?” and he looks at her and he says
“We’re going to a party, it, it’s a birthday party
It’s your birthday party, happy birthday darling
We love you very, very, very, very, very, very, very much.”
And then, uh, he starts humming this little tune and, uh, it kind of goes like this: 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4.

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