Bau

Bau apa yang ada di tanganmu saat ini? coba sisipkan waktu semenit untuk membaui tanganmu.

Bawang putih….. baunya khas. Kupas bawang, potong-potong atau geprek, meletuslah baunya, apalagi uap atau asap ya, yang masuk ke baju yang kaukenakan untuk memasak… beuh…..

Bau ikan… ieuu…. kerja ikan, bersihkan sisik, ambil insang dan isi perut, lalu cuci…. singkat? Oow.. belum tentu.. it could takes time.. and the result is you gonna be smelly fish.

Lalu ada bau cumi-cumi……. ambil tulang plastiknya, bersihkan kantong tinta, tarik kulit tipis di luar, dan kruwek mulutnya yang bergigi… awas, kepalanya bisa nyeprot… dan tadaa…. tanganmu akan berwarna hitam dan baunya…. aduhai….

Ada lagi, kita bersihkan daging, buang lemak-lemaknya, cuci bersih, potong dan simpan dalam kantong-kantong sekali masak.. wah, tak kalah  khas, bau daging melekat di tangan…mmmmm…..

Atau bau ayam, buang isi perutnya, hilangkan saluran pembuangan, lemak-lemak, kepala, bersihkan pula hati dan ampelanya… hm.. bau ayam akan melekat sampai puas di tangan…..

Atau bau kolang-kaling yang direbus dengan daun pandan ? hmmm… kalau ini wangi….

Atau bau super pel jeruk jahe, rinso cair plus molto, sabun mandi dettol lemon, dan sunlite ? atau lengketnya margarine di mangkok tempat oles sate…

Bau-bauan itu melekat dan menguasai tangan, yang butuh waktu untuk menetralkannya kembali…sabun mandi, baik batangan maupun cair, hand and body lotion aroma coklat, hand sanitizer, atau bahkan roll on safe care, tidak serta merta membuat baunya hilang… it takes time….. maka kita harus sayang dengan tangan dan jari-jari kita. Kali waktu dia bekerja memencet tuts keyboard notebook, lain waktu dia terkena isi tinta spidol snowman, kali waktu dia berteman dengan dapur dan alat-alat kebersihan…kali waktu dia mengusap wajah kita dengan tissu basah atau pembersih dan menyegar wajah…

Ingat… meski sudah dicuci dan dibilas dengan sabun, tapi bau ikan, cumi, bawang putih, daging, atau ayam, tak mudah hilang dari tangan..

bau ini seolah ingin melekat dan menempelkan tanda bahwa, ‘Hey, aku baru saja menguasai tangannya!’

Ah, aku jadi teringat bapak. Beliau hobi cici tangan sembari cuci piring setelah beraktivitas di kebun. Supaya bau sunlite menggantikan bau dan kotoran yang melekat di tangannya… aku juga teringat ibu mertua, yang dengan tenangnya mencuci piring dengan air yang terbatas, karena air harus dibeli saat kemarau.. teringat pula pada tempat cuci di halaman belakang rumah yang dulu, dimana aku musti jongkok atau duduk dengan dingklik dan mengakibatkan kaki lembab dan perih.

kini, di tempat ini, tempat cuci piringnya berdiri. Aku tidak perlu khawatir kakiku akan terkena kelembaban dan berkuman lagi… hanya tanganku yang pasti mengikuti perubahan bau dan aroma, sesuai apa yang dikerjakan dan disentuhnya hari ini..

Sleeping

How many hours in a day you sleep? Take a nap or sleep at nite ? Sleeping is part of human necessities. Sleep well in quantity and quality make you fresh and be ready for the next task. When I was young, there was no story for take a nap. Most of my ‘sleeping time’ used to ride somewhere to do this thing or another things. Take a nap just make me feel weak and lazy to take the class. The laziest class was Friday, after Jum’atan. The situation always made me sleepy, and I didn’t know why, the Arabic class and tafsir hadits scheduled on Friday afternoon and evening.. Oh, that’s so bad. Lesson about arabic things and ushul fiqh always made me down cause I started it from zero, while most of my friends already got it in pesantren. I looked so stupid at that time. In another life, I should run to another place to get another class-Sejarah Sosial Politik- the class that I barely never in cause the time was so closed with my previous class. Time was run and I only had 30 minutes to moved to another place. Thanks to my sister and brother in law that put their motorcycle at home so it became my beloved friend everywhere.

Next stage was my working time. I spare my take a nap time with lunch, stay with computer, while jazzy music played to made us alive. Sleepy time was when another people out of office. Nowadays, my take a nap time is for having lunch together, take care of the plants, writing an essay, or prepare for the afternoon activity. Sometimes, just sometimes I took a nap when I feel so sleepy and fatigue. But then, it’s hard to wake up cause my body looks like glued by the pillow.

But my beloved husband, he could sleep everywhere and everytime since his work is overtime and he should take care of many things. I see that he could enjoy his opportunity for sleeping and he used it as much as possible. So what about you ? did you sleep well last nite, or could you take a nap even for 30 minutes and be ready for the next stage?

(this article make me sleep.. damn!)

The art of love

How big is your love to this world? How strong your hate to burn the stone ? How intense you fool yourself for something unimportant ?

Hmm.. I think we have to know the basic of life. How can we say that this one is important and another is unimportant ? Brother and sister just walk around my house. They look so busy until don’t realize that I sit in my living room. I found that the brother need to go to the mosque for learning reading quran, while none of his friend ready on mosque cause there are a birthday party. Which one is more important? Which one is more fun ? You could answer my question, couldn’t you?

Hm… love is blind, doesn’t it? Sometimes you love somebody and you can’t say even a word. There are something inside your self, put the sensor to your brain and you couldn’t explain how.

But sometimes you have a different point of view. Something that you think it’s right, but he think   it was wrong. What you think important, he think unimportant. You won’t see his eyes and neither he does. He closed his face with pillow, whether you cover your body with blanket.

But then, he said sorry for the conflict, he gave you the reason, and you told him your reason too.. and so does it work. And so the story goes. We still walk hand in hand to walk in our way, to catch his dream and my dream, harmonize it to become our dream. What about you ?

My precious momment

My precious momment is when I cried, my husband gave his cheek and let my tears drop on it

My precious momment is when I saw the chilli and tomatoes performed his fruit with fascinating color

My precious memment is when I saw my celery, onion leaves, and papaya tree grew up

My precious momment is when I saw the chilli and cucumber sprout on the ground

My precious momment is when I smell the jackfruit and durian

My precious momment is when I saw the children and they called my name

My precious momment is when me and my husband worked on our project

My precious momment is when my husband took a picture of my cooking and he smiled

My precious momment is when I could write anything inside my head and my heart and I found a conclusion

My precious momment is when I didn’t think about what people think about me