Our Madiba, Rolihlahla Mandela (Nelson Mandela)

The poet Laureate of Great Britain, the poet Andrew Motion :

That straight walk from the

prison to the gate –

that walk the world saw, and

which changed the world –

it led you through to life from

life withheld,

from broken stones with your

unbroken heart.

 

To life which you imagined

and then lived,

which once we shared in your

imagining

but soon shared in the

present that you shaped;

the life which gave each

human hope its chance

of turning into truth and

staying true;

the life which understood

what changing takes;

the life which showed us we

become ourselves

in part by watching you

becoming you.

 

The poet Seamus Heaney, The poet reflects upon the world-historical significance of such a rare merger of hope and history :

Human beings suffer.

They torture one another.

They get hurt and get hard.

No poem or play or song

Can fully right a wrong

Inflicted and endured.

 

History says, Don’t hope

On this side of the grave,

But then, once in a lifetime

The longed-for tidal wave

Of justice can rise up

And hope and history rhyme.

 

So hope for a great sea-change

On the far side of revenge.

Believe that a farther shore

Is reachable from here.

Believe in miracles

And cures and healing wells.

 

If there’s fire on the mountain

And lightning and storm

And a god speaks from the sky

That means someone is hearing

The outcry and the birth-cry

Of new life at its term.

 

It means once in a lifetime

That justice can rise up

And hope and history ryhme.

 

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Apathetic.

Menu pembuka di awal tahun buat bangsa Indonesia adalah : Banjir. Karena banyak rumah-rumah penduduk terendam banjir otomatis berpengaruh ke setiap jalan raya di ibukota termasuk saya. Meskipun saya setiap hari kerja menggunakan kereta commuter line yang bebas hambatan, nyatanya ikutan juga kena imbas banjir karena banyaknya penduduk yang memilih ngungsi di peron-peron stasiun yang tidak terpakai dan di rel-rel kereta.

anehnya kenapa milih ditengah rel kereta? sudah jelas tidak aman dan sangat berbahaya, gimana kalo tiba-tiba ada kereta lewat? anak-anakpun dibiarkan main ditengah rel kereta tanpa ada larangan dari orangtua dan yang paling bikin saya kesel mereka itu ngungsi atau kasarnya numpang di peron kereta dan di rel kereta dan sampah mereka sehari-hari dibuang begitu saja dan alhasil peron dan rel-rel kereta tersebut dibanjiri sampah pengungsi.

akibat mereka mengungsi saja sudah bikin jadwal perjalan kereta terlambat karena kereta harus jalan pelan-pelan supaya nggak kesenggol. Nah sekarang mereka malah buang sampah sembarangan dan bikin pemandangan hijau-hijau di sepanjang rel jadi rusak.

Tiba-tiba saya mikir, mereka ini kan ngungsi karena banjir, banjir itu salah satu penyebabnya adalah buang sampah sembarangan., sekarang rumah mereka kebanjiran dan pindah numpang ditempat baru dan mereka memulai lagi kebiasaan buruknya yaitu buang sampah sembarangan.

Kalau ceritanya seperti ini saya sejujurnya tidak merasa kasihan dan malah bersyukur mereka kebanjiran, karena ini bukan salah alam melainkan salah manusia itu sendiri karena mereka terlalu apatis terhadap sekeliling mereka. karena itu wajar saja alam marah dan memberikan hujan yang besar!

Kalau sudah seperti ini siapa yang patut disalahkan? kita pasti langsung berbondong-bondong menyalahkan Jokowi, Ahok, dan Pak SBY karena menganggap kinerja nya tidak baik dan tidak berkompeten, padahal yang seharusnya disalahkan siapa? ya kita…

Sifat, watak, kebiasaan dan cara hidup kita yang harus diubah, harus belajar peduli dengan lingkungan dan sekitar kita juga. meskipun seribu kali mau di normalisasi dan dikeruk sama pemerintah tetep aja gak akan bersih kalo kita setiap hari melakukan kebiasaan buruk membuang sampah sembarangan.

sebenarnya tidak susah membuang sampah pada tempatnya, meskipun saya akui memang tong-tong sampah dijakarta tidak memadai dan kurang banyak tapi berkorban sedikit saya rasa tidak masalah. kalau memang belum ada tong sampah disekitar kita cobalah simpan dulu didalam tas atau di kantong, saya tidak pernah keberatan untuk mengumpulkan sampah-sampah didalam tas, toh itu jauh  lebih baik dibanding membuang sampah sembarangan.

Bagi penduduk jakarta dan seluruh indonesia, STOP APATIS! MARI BEREMPATI!

“I establish my covenant with you: never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth” – Genesis 9:11

“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” – Genesis 9:13

“Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds. I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind” – Genesis 9:14

“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remembering the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth” – Genesis 9:16

A rainbow will be visible when it rains as a sign to all that God will keep his promises, and rainbows still remind us of God’s faithfulness to his Word. 🙏👼

View on Path

Apple Power!

“An Apple a day, Keeps the doctor away”

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Do you remember that word? yes of course you do. Here is the benefits of the beauty, sweet, healthy, …Apples.

1. Increase Endurance

Apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which allows oxygen to reach the lungs more easily. Eat an apple before working out and see how it affects your endurance!

2. Whiten Teeth

Apples contain malic acid, which is used in many teeth whitening products, due to its ability to dissolve stains. The next time you eat an apple, make sure to chew it thoroughly for maximum benefits, maybe even rub a little on your teeth.

3. Boost Immune System

Apples are high in multiple vitamins, including vitamin C – the original immune system booster!

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4. Satisfy Cravings

Apples are naturally sweet, so they can help satisfy that afternoon cookie craving. They’re low in calories and totally fat-free, so you can feel good about eating them, too!

5. Fight Cancer

Apples contain compounds called triterpenoids, which may fight against certain cancers like liver, breast, and colon.

6. Improve Memory

Apples are believed to increase the production of acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter, so they may improve memory and lower your risk of Alzheimer’s.

 

Let’s start eating an Apple! 🙂

My source : blog.freepeople.com/2013/09/6-benefits-eating-apples/ – go check this out!

The Yawning Circle

Inspired by MALCOLM GLADWELL – Author of The Tipping Point; How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.

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“We have, in our minds, a very specific, biological notion of what contagiousness means. But if there can be epidemics of crime or epidemics of fashion, there must be all kinds of things just as contagious as viruses. Have you ever thought about yawning, for instance? Yawning is a surprisingly powerful act. Just because you read the word “yawning” in the previous two sentences – and the two additional “yawns” in this sentence – a good number of you will probably yawn within the next few minutes. Even as I’m writing this, I’ve yawned twice. If you’re reading this in a public place, and you’ve just yawned, chances are that a good proportion of everyone who saw you yawn is now yawning too, and a good proportion of the people watching the people who watched you yawn are now yawning as well, and on and on, in an ever-widening

yawning circle.”