A Secretly Sad Story.

When he told me that heโ€™s going to tell me a very sad story, I said: bring it on. Here you go, he said. Itโ€™s a story about something youโ€™ve left behind… *** They met in an unlikely circumstance. She was tired of having too high of an expectation. He was still trying to recover…

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A Thing of Beauty.

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its lovliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing A flowery band to bind us to the earth,…

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letters.

A moment of happiness, you and I sitting on the verandah, apparently two, but one in soul, you and I. Ada surat-surat yang kutuliskan untukmu. Dalam perjalanan kereta cepat dari Jerez ke Sevilla. Waktu itu aku duduk sendirian di sisi kanan, di dekat jendela. Ada padang-padang kering, ladang jagung dan rumah-rumah terakota, traktor, kuda-kuda dan…

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kangen.

Seseorang pernah berkata kepada saya. Bahwa rasa kangen adalah manifestasi dari kehilangan. Dan kehilangan adalah sesuatu yang sangat familiar. Kehilangan selalu menyergapmu pada saat-saat di mana kamu sedang paling tidak siap. Ia selalu mengejutkanmu, secara tiba-tiba. Terkadang pelan dan diam-diam seperti pencopet ulung di dalam bis kota. Kali lain kejam dan menarik perhatian seperti tabrak…

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