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Fixing a Broken Heart

Broken heart happens. Fixing it is quite a big deal. Yet many people always try to help their significant ones getting through it. Mostly by listening and providing words of wisdom (or cliché?). Well, there are many more creative discreet ways to fix a broken heart. The following are some experience I did, I had, or I heard.

A cousin secretly forced one of his friend to make a move on his cousin. Approached with some random talk, drew some laughs. It wasn’t meant to lead to somewhere further, but at least the cousin felt she was still attractive to guys.

A gang of girls dragged themselves to a basketball match, where they could scream and shout as loudly as they wanted. It took place when one of the girls had been broken up. Yes, her boyfriend cheated on her.

A young man offered his best mate an afternoon tea time over his rooftop. Except that the tea is actually vanilla cigarillo. Sharing taste, smoke, and thought surrounded by the view of almost-sunset, the man successfully put the girl a little bit on the top.

A fashion stylist gave her friend a makeover.  She helped her reinvent who she was and who she wasn’t. All by trying out, mix-and-match different outfits and knick-knacks on her.

A girl brought homemade cookies for her friend. It was his birthday, it was a couple days before Eid Mubarak, his parents were out of town, and he just got dumped.

An adventurer took her best mate on a long hike. Getting closer with mother nature, the earth, The God Almighty. His heart was finally at ease for a moment.

Two teenage girls spent an afternoon on an overpass, watching the vehicles went by. Another pedestrian mistakenly thought they were going to jump. Of course it didn’t even cross their mind, as they were just done praying and reflecting at a mosque nearby.

Well, that’s all I can think of right now. I, myself, am not that great in helping people recover from break-oops! The healing actually depends on the broken-hearted him/herself. Let them progress, check them once in a while. I mean, as long as they’re not putting anyone’s life in danger, they should be doing fine. Later on, this “fine” would turn into “awesome” (okay, I’ve watched too much of “How I Met Your Mother” :D).

“In the end and then, all will be forgiven and we’ll all laugh about this.”

Parodi yang Menohok

Di sela-sela bedrest, rutinitas Minggu pagi tidak boleh terlewatkan. Berkat keberadaan Kompas Minggu yang istimewa, rutinitas saya ini mencakup:

  • Membaca keseluruhan koran dengan teknik scanning
  • Membaca kartun Benny&Mice, Timun, dan Sukribo
  • Mengerjakan TTS bersama bapak saya
  • Membaca rubrik Parodi asuhan Oom Samuel Mulia

Setiap edisi Parodi selalu membawa angin segar bagi pembaca. Dan kali ini, angin segar yang bertiup luar biasa kencang hingga menerbangkan topeng-topeng saya. Cukup menohok dengan rangkuman Kilas Parodi sebagai berikut:

Jangan Pernah…

  1. …berhenti mencintai. Cinta yang seratus persen pada pasangan Anda itu mampu mengalahkan ketidakbenaran, mampu mempertahankan perahu agar tidak kandas.
  2. …berpikir bahwa dengan mencintai seratus persen Anda tak memiliki ruang untuk diri sendiri.
  3. …mencintai kalau Anda tak siap. Jangan pernah menyalahkan pasangan kalau sejujurnya Anda yang tak siap dalam segalanya.
  4. …berpikir, memiliki ruang untuk diri sendiri dan mencintai seratus persen itu adalah sebuah perbedaan seperti siang dan malam. Itu sebuah komplimen.
  5. …kalau Anda diciptakan untuk menjadi pengganggu hubungan orang, kecuali Anda sakit jiwa, merasa seperti bidadari penolong atau superman.
  6. …untuk jadi pengecut. Kalau Anda merasa hubungan itu menjadi hambar, mbok bicara sama pasangannya, jangan diam saja atau malah curhat sama orang lain.
  7. …untuk jadi oportunis. Cinta Anda itu bukan untuk dijadikan sarana mendekati pejabat ini dan itu, untuk naik ke jenjang profesi lebih tinggi, atau untuk memiliki masa depan yang lebih kinclong.
  8. …bahwa tidak akan ada harga yang harus Anda bayar dari berhenti mencintai kebenaran. Ingat, yang Anda taburlah yang akan dituai.

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Well, I’ve learned my lesson. Guess the whole universe conspires to help me rebuild my thinking. In the previous days, I watched “And Then Came Love”, “Baby Mama”, and “Good Luck Chuck” (for the bazillion times hee). Lately, I’ve been in some thoughtful life-changing discussion with various kind of friends. I feel quite unstable, yet try to gain my balance excitingly and frighteningly. I hope I’m not just doing the talk, though 🙂

P.S. : Memang benar, ketika dilanda sakit orang jadi lebih sensitif dan introspektif.