Let’s Evaporate!

Ada sebuah cuplikan menarik dari film jadul tapi keren, judulnya: Le Grande Voyage atau Rihlahu Akbar. Sebuah perjalan haji dari negara Prancis via darat. Film ini pula yang menginspirasiku untuk menunaikan haji via darat, semoga, Aamiiin..

Le Grande VoyageCuplikan berupa dialog keheranan anak terhadap ayahnya. Ia dengan terpaksa harus mengantar ayahnya ke mekah yang jaraknya tak bisa dibilang dekat: 5000 km. Menarik intelegensia, untuk mengukur kapasitas diri: mengeluh akan susah dan selalu menginginkan yang mudah. Layakkah air garam ingin bergumul dengan gumpalan awan gumawan? Lupa, bahwa proses panjang akan berbeda dengan sekejap. Sila, simak.

“What’s on your mind?”

“I wanted to ask you, why didn’t you fly to mecca? It’s lot simpler.”

“When the waters of the ocean rise to the heavens, they lose their bitterness to become pure again.”

“What?”

“The ocean waters evaporate as they rise to the clouds. and as they evaporate, they become fresh.

That’s why it’s better to go on your pilgrimage on foot than on horseback, and better on horseback than by car, and better by car than by boat, and better by boat than by plane.

When i was child, my father–God rest his soul- set out on a mule. I’ll never forget that day. He was a courageous man. 

Every day, i’d climb to the top of a hill from where i could see the horizon. I wanted to be the first to see him come home. I would stay up there until nightfall. sometimes, i would even fall asleep up there, until your grandmother came looking for me.”

Hai, diri! Engkaukah courageous man lainnya?

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