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Shakespeare: Sonnet 21

So is it not with me as with that muse,
Stirred by a painted beauty to his verse,
Who heav’n itself for ornament doth use,
And every fair with his fair doth rehearse—
Making a couplement of proud compare
With sun and moon, with earth and sea’s rich gems,
With April’s first-born flow’rs, and all things rare,
That heaven’s air in this huge rondure hems.
O! let me, true in love but truly write,
And then believe me: my love is as fair
As any mother’s child, though not so bright
As those gold candles fixed in heaven’s air.
Let them say more that like of hearsay well;
I will not praise that purpose not to sell.

Sonnet 21, William Shakespeare

Aku sangat menyukai sonet dengan rima ‘a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g’ ini. Selain indah, juga memiliki arti yang sangat aku setujui.

Terlepas dari semua hal, aku tentu juga punya orang yang benar-benar kusukai dan sama seperti yang ditulis oleh Shakespeare dalam sonet ini. Demikian juga aku. Aku tak akan melukiskan dia secara berlebihan. Aku tak akan memuja wanita dengan kata-kata indah yang palsu. Aku tak akan membandingkan pesonanya dengan sang mentari atau rembulan. Aku pun tak akan mengumpamakan dia sebagai intan permata maupun bunga musim semi.

Dia hanyalah seorang wanita pada umumnya. Dia biasa saja. Meskipun dirinya tak seterang bintang di angkasa, namun karena aku menyukainya, maka di mataku dia adalah cahaya diantara yang lainnya. Jika pujian berlebihan dan omong kosong dianggap romantis, maka aku memilih untuk tidak karena kebenaran adalah sebagaimana adanya dan ketulusan adalah cinta yang sebenarnya.

Seperti kata Shakespeare di baris terakhir, ‘Ia tak berniat menjual kekasihnya, maka ia tak akan membuang waktu untuk pujian yang berlebihan’. Aku pun sama. Dan lebih tidak mungkin lagi, berusaha merayu dengan puji-pujian seperti itu.

Cinta hanyalah sebentuk perasaan. Tiada alasan dan tak perlu pujian. Ibarat embun yang menyegarkan dedaunan di pagi hari, cinta menyejukkan hati.

Aku ingat aku pernah menulis:

“Memulai sebuah hubungan adalah satu hal. Bersama, apalagi, adalah hal lain. Sedangkan Cinta adalah lebih dari itu.”

2011-08-24,
Stef

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My Cuppa Coffee

A Cup of Cappuccino

A Cup of Cappuccino

Me: “Once upon a time…?”;
Me: “Oh, No!”;
Me: “Okay, Hmm… Then how should I start the story?”;

There’s a time that I need to be alone.

Me: “Stop! Stop! Stop!”;
Me: “Need to be alone? Really?”;
Me: “I witness that most of your lifetime, you spent it all alone.”;
Me: “Don’t you?”;
Me: “Well, don’t interrupt me please! Okay?”;
Me: “Peace!”;

Now I am sitting alone and waiting for my Cuppa Coffee, A cup of Cappuccino. Just wonder what to do. I’m just looking around and wow it’s pretty crowd. Few minutes later, finally, here comes my Cappuccino. Without waiting any longer, I’m taking a good, long swig and I lost myself in the moment. I guzzled down half of the container at once. The lightly flavored with just a hint of coffee, I love it.

And suddenly, I smile while taking a sip of it. This is just like a taste of my life, bittersweet, that’s it. And I realize that life is actually simple as it is. The way we think determine everything and mostly makes our life complicated with wishes, disappointment, uncertainty, dissatisfaction, annoyance and many others. At this moment, I’ve calmed down and I remember what you said to me couple days ago: “Take it easy, Live life happily”. Well, I’m trying.

I let this blended drink pacifies my mind, and somehow I see many wonderful things that once ever happened in my life. I present myself a big and a nice smile. This way I’m gonna end this note. I just wish that I could stay forever in this state when I could clearly see that when things seem to be tough, we may just need to resolve.

Thanks to this espresso blend and to you, the one who inspire me.

“For tomorrow I never know; for yesterday I can’t turn back; only present, the only option; this is where I should live.” – Me.

2009-12-08,
Stef