Jam 9 pagi. Berlari pulang.
Ada sesuatu yang membuat saya sedikit terburu-buru.

Tangan kanan: satu pot lavender dan tanaman sirih-sirihan; tangan kiri: sebungkus soto mie dan berbagai macam gorengan. Ada sesuatu yang membuat saya sedikit tergesa meletakkan bungkusan-bungkusan tanpa dibereskan. Mengguyur telapak kaki yang panas dengan air dingin, kemudian berlari-lari ke kamar. Meraih telepon genggam–dan menyadari ada satu pesan singkat bertengger di layar:

Dengan bangga kuakui
diri ini sudah tidak
singel lagi. He he he
senangnya!*

Saya tertegun sejenak. Kemudian terbahak. That is so you 🙂
Selamat! Ternyata kamu duluan …

*a gift for Silent Soul’s 1st anniversary 🙂

hanny

If you made it this, far, please say 'hi'. It really means a lot to me! :)

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I am an Indonesian writer and an artist/illustrator based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I love facilitating writing/creative workshops and retreats, especially when they are tied to self-exploration and self-expression. In Indonesian, 'beradadisini' means being here. So, here I am, documenting life—one word at a time.

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