Sunday, June 26, 2005

Long Time Friendship: Part Two

Read Part One

Pernahkah kamu punya teman, yang sangat kamu kagumi, yang kamu look-up to? Sehingga kamu merasa beruntung sekali bisa berteman dengan dia? Kamu senang sekali berteman dengan dia, sehingga saat-saat main bersamanya adalah saat yang kamu tunggu-tunggu? Pernahkah?

Tia - Kade - Trully

Ully was a very smart and talented girl. Smarter and more talented than Tia and me added together. She's artistic, fun, original, and for me she's uniquely pretty. We admired and adored all of her qualities. I, specifically, wanted to be like her.

After Junior High was done, Tia and I went to SMA 3, Ully went to SMA 1. We naturally never hung out anymore. One day, I was in a bus taking me to.. (I forgot where), suddenly I saw Ully got into the bus. I was like "omigosh, how are you?", beaming with happiness to bump into her. She coldly said "hi" with forced smile that was not even successfully appeared. Before I could realize what happened, a girl got into the bus and obviously it was her friend. I know that girl, she went to the same junior high with me, and apparently she went to the same senior high with Ully. They said hi to each other nicely and chatted all the way to their destination. They both were standing right beside me and both were ignoring me. I barely know that girl, except that she rarely smiled. But Ully, man, I never saw this coming. I thought we had great times together. I thought losing touch with her was something natural. I thought she liked me.

It took me days to digest it, and still I didn't know why she treated me that way. We never had any fights, we were so close with each other, we.... liked each other [I thought so. Obviously I was damn wrong]. Eventually I chose to ignore what happened that day, although my subconscious could not. I was hurt, but in denial. My dearest friend could not possibly do such thing. She must have had a logic explanation.

I thought I figured out why, when one day, out of nowhere, I got this very strange phone call.

..to be continued..

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Skenario Sang Maha Sempurna

Martunis among Portugal football team members
(Foto: Kompas)

Sang Ibu tiba di surga, tanpa hisab, karena mati syahid.
"Ya Khalik, apa artinya kebahagiaan surga ini, jika titipanMu kutinggalkan terlunta-lunta di dunia?"
Pinta seorang ahli surga, yang sekejap terlaksana:
"Berikan ia tempat bernaung yang aman, pendidikan yang cukup, masa depan yang terjamin. Berikan ia mimpi-mimpinya, kabulkan apapun yang ada dalam benaknya saat ini, ya Sang Penentu Suratan."

Martunis tengah memunguti sisa makanan yang bisa ia makan, di tengah alam yang porak poranda. Benaknya melayang ke tim sepak bola Portugal kesayangannya. Luis Figo yang hebat. Coba aku bisa ketemu dia. Main bola sama dia. Sama Cristiano Ronaldo, sama Deco Souza. Liat lapangan bola tempat mereka latihan. Main bola di lapangan mereka! Wuaaah, pasti asik sekali!
Oya, tahun depan piala dunia. Senangnya! Coba aku bisa nonton langsung di Jerman. Wuah! Liat nih (sambil menendang batok kelapa), liat bola ini kutendang, seperti tim Portugal mencetak gol!

Seorang reporter televisi Inggris merekam wajah lugunya. Bening matanya. Sosok kurusnya, yang terbalut kaus merah, seragam tim sepak bola Portugal buatan lokal, dibeli ibunya murah di pasar.

Rekaman itu tersiar ke seluruh penjuru dunia. Dan skenario Sang Maha Penulis Cerita pun mulai terbaca manusia. Untuk Martunis, yang ibunya sudah di surga, dan berdoa untuk kebahagiaannya. Untuk si bocah Aceh berwajah cerdas, bertelinga tinggi, berani bermimpi, dan baru saja jadi bagian dari keluarga besar tim Portugal. Yang kini punya tempat bernaung yang aman dan jaminan pendidikan yang cukup. Dan tahun depan akan nonton Piala Dunia langsung di Jerman!