How twisted life is

I found this day my daily intake of tea is replaced by warm honey and lemon, it’s not like I get lemon in my life then make lemonade out of it. This night is not different, in this dimmed lit room accompanied by warm liquid of honey and lemon I start my contemplation. You may call it the end of year contemplation, but it’s just me romanticising everything (just like always).

It started a couple of minutes ago, woke up in the middle of the night realising that I slept before taking Isya pray. Had planned to get quick shower but end up with an hour empty gazing into tub full of water, thinking how generous god to me lately or to be exact in my entire life.

Born into lovely family who support me, giving good break, reminding and keeping me as a normal human doing human thing. Well loves are loves, they come from everywhere and everything, and family always come first. All of loves I have was started from this little family of four, even though I never particularly close to my mother or father or my sister but I love them. It will sound cheesy, well I know they are there and being my home to me, a place I call “pulang”.

But I realise that life is not only about your first loves, it’s also first hates, first love outside your family and the loves you feel right this second. And all of that are always being the force pushing me through my days, being lemon at not so good day and being honey at the sweet day.

It all come slowly right? Your peaceful day to day you take for granted into full realisation of how twisted life is. I thought 9 years ago I understand it, 5 years later I thought how naive I was that day and now I think I understand how twisted life is. You can be so happy, so angry, so lonely, so graceful, so regretful, feeling being loved then feeling so lonely in other day, and name other thing you can imagine. I even felt sadness in the middle of my happiness, fearing the happiness will come to end. Like when you watch very beautiful movie and realising that the film will end eventually.

Started 4 years ago I like to fill my room with therapeutic aroma, this day I like to use two drops of Kamboja Essence with full bowl of Cajuput Oil. This night the scent feels so warm, the honey starting to kick in and the music just smoothing the feeling, now I’m ready to take another year ahead.

Then let’s see what it will bring, will my understanding of life remain the same, who knows.

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Supermoon on the island

Last night I was at one of the Jakarta thousand islands. I rode the bike slowly, letting my face tickled by seashore breeze. Parked the bike near a small pier, left unused by most fishermen here.

The water was turquoise at day, but it was sparkling so beautiful that night. Mesmerizing was understated, together with the wind they could blaze my anger, sadness and loneliness away.

I looked up to the sky, wondering why the water was sparkling beautifully. Enchanted once again, I saw a bright and dazzling moon framed by thin night clouds.

Home

I think I’m longing for a home

Not a home where my family reside

The place where I was born and raised

I’m longing for my home

A place where I can relish my loneliness

Enjoying night with a cup of warm tea while watching TV

Or reading a book with swinging music at the background

Having conversation with night skyline while doing nothing

Such pleasure such home