Aliran

Seumpama benda, zakat adalah air pegunungan yang sejuk
Fitrahnya adalah mengalir dari tempat yang tinggi, ke tempat yang lebih rendah

Seumpama air, zakat adalah kebutuhan paling mendasar dari manusia
Bagi yang diatas ia menyucikan; bagi yang di bawah ia menghidupi

Seumpama zakat, air mengobati dahaga bagi siapa saja yang meneguknya

Jakarta,
Januari 2018

Tunaikan zakat

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MR Talked about Love

I don’t like the idea of, “falling in love.”

I prefer to look at love as a commitment, an everyday decision. And that takes effort, time, patience, humility, and trust. It’s not about falling, it’s about growing—
Growing in love.
Now that’s better.

I really believe that the reason why a lot of people, “fall out of love,” is because they just fell in it to begin with.
If your concept of love is based entirely on feelings, then you are bound to fall over and over and over, and it’s just gonna hurt each and every time.

The thing about growth is that it doesn’t happen overnight. It has to be cultivated, taken care of, given time, even pruned. But when it does happen, it certainly lasts.

This is why as cliché as it seems, I still believe in the foundation called friendship.

So…

Save yourself from unnecessary heartbreak.

These things take time. Love is not a feeling, it is an act of self-giving. And let me tell you this,

you can’t give yourself if you don’t own yourself.

So make the most of what you have. Open up. Discover who you truly are. Surround yourself with friends and family. Know your worth in Christ. Find your sense of security there. Allow yourself to love and be loved.

Written by Mon Reyes
His Twitter : @rizmonreyes
His Site : rizmonreyes.com

Cemas

I’ve been thinking about this over and over again. Last night, you; a man with a genuine-hearted talked to me and said that you’re sad. You were being brutally honest, told me about what had happened, what you felt, what you are afraid of. And honesty it is something i respect a lot. I was listening closely. Up to one point you stopped talking.

I thought that was my turn. Then, my bad, i said several (judgemental) words that i didn’t know i will regret. These words were very unfair, i thought. At this point, I felt that i’m NOT a good friend. Very bad. Totally bad. B.a.d. I should, like an elder people say, put my feet in other shoes but I didn’t. Now, I’m trying to see as closely as i can. I hope it helps.

I must say that nothing is easier than talk from outer point of view, acting like a teacher and give expired sermons: such a disclaimer. Ha. But i will repay it.

Contemplating all of these, i understand when I defined that choices is ‘10’ and I asked why you choose ‘0’ instead of ‘1’. Now i get it. Actually, like you said, people have their own phase and momentum. I realize schrödinger box has you inside. So, for now you are in a superposition and any probabilities can be happened. I am just a human being from out of nowhere who can only predict and can’t even imagine what you feel.

So, at the last, i just wanna say that you are priceless. You are too precious and not-so-worthy to destruct by anything. I see limbic system and cortex inside your brain which are battling and i wish they can find a w-w solution for this probelm very soon. And me, i am here right now, on your side 1000% and hope that everything’s gonna be alright. I’m ready to be your listener, everytime you need.

Depok,
Larut malam di pertengahan 2016

Chicken.

tasty chicken

Visual Rhetoric, ep. 9

seldom

Gadis Pantai Diterbangkan Camar

Di garis pantai, kamu tunjukkan aku cara terbang, menggapai langit dan berserah pada hembusan angin malam. Di waktu lain, kau minta aku untuk terbang bersamamu. Janji tak akan melepas gamit tanganku. Takut-takut aku mengangguk. Menyerahkan keberanianku pada burung camar kelana angkasa.

Aku terbang
Berani
Tinggi
Makin tinggi
Tak terkendali

Aku terbang
Mengudara
Melayang
Selayang
Mengabur jarak pandang

Apapun itu: faktanya aku terbang. Begitu bukannya?

Gadis terbang yang tak risau arah sebab batinnya dibuai kasmaran.

Tepat saat laut sedang pasang-pasangnya, burung camar itu berhenti mengepak sayap. Pada si gadis pemberani—aku, ia mengicau,

“Sampai di sini kita terbang.”

Si burung tak tau kemana hendak dituju. Lautan lepas bersama debur ombak melantang, atau pegunungan beri jiwa berhawa tambun?

“Kalau begitu, apakah kita akan mendarat bersama. Menapaki bumi kembali layaknya kita memulai terbang bersama?”

“Oh gadis kecil, tidakkah kau lantas paham?”

Gadis kecil terburu menukik tak terkendali. Tak hirau pada laut atau pegunungan akan tergapai. Mengerang, murka untuk sesaat, dan menghalau itu semua, aku lalu tersenyum. Ku bentangkan kedua lengan tangan lebar-lebar dan membiarkan wajah meresapi angin malam bumi selatan. Aku hirup dalam senyap: kebebasan.

“Kali ini aku betul-betul terbang. Terbang dengan arah, dituntun alam. Inilah aku, terbang untuk menjadi pemberani, serasa sari pati hidup.”

Burung camar pikir tugasnya telah usai pada gadis kecil pemberani. Ia sematkan seringai pada paruhnya dan mengitari permukaan laut.

“Kamu bukan yang pertama ku ajak bersua pada birunya langit gadis kecil. Kamu pun tak kan jadi selamanya bersamaku. Langit terlalu luas untuk ku arungi bersama satu orang sahaja. Jadi, sia-sia kalau kau merasa istimewa.”

Salatiga,
11 Juni 2018

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Kalah Telak

kalah telak

Aku

—sudah.
Selatan Jakarta,

20 Mei 2018