Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tiny Mini Reunion

Some people told me I'm lucky to have a chance exploring Germany and another country in Europe. Probably yes! But you know what? I never told random people about what basically happen behind the scene, how the struggle I've passed through, and how hard is it to deal with every condition and people I faced. But I actually don't want to share my hardship in this post. May be later, in my very first time book (as I have idea to publish a travel story book one day). Here I go, will share my newest story when I travel to Trier to meet my friends. 

This travel is a sequel of Sunny Winter in Heidelberg post. It is still my year end vacation from December 25th until 28th 2015. I was leaving Heidelberg to Trier around 2 in the 27 of December afternoon and unfortunately my bus was coming late. The most terrible thing was, my mobile's battery was going low while I didn't print out the check-in code. But then I remember that I brought my laptop inside my luggage so my mobile sucked the power from it. 

Traveling is sometimes not so comfortable. I also felt it when I have to go back from Trier to Munich in the following day, so I only spend one day two nights in that beautiful small city. It is complicated to explain but it's brokenhearted. But in the end, I could reach Munich on time then heading to the village together with Ayu safely. 

For me, however discomfort the traveling is, it always gives me benefits afterward. It's true that those who leaves their comfort zone and heads for a strange place that they have never been there before, is doing the right thing. So did I. Indeed, my development speeds up when I'm abroad.

Ima, Nizar, and I. Thank you guys for having me.
He is one of some people that know better about my struggle in Germany and the process before.
Trier is such a lovely city, I think.
Thank you for having me 2 nights  in your apartment, Ima.
In front of Porta Nigra
I don't know the name but I really like this art. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Let It Go

I was wondering what exactly can make people sad when somebody or something they love was gone. Once I also ever felt the same thing when I lose someone that I love, someone that used to be there when I need, and yes it was hurting. I keep asking my self why am I that sad? Is that love that made us so? Hmm, I guess it's not. Love is very pure, it should liberates anyone, including from sadness. So what is wrong with everyone when separation happen between them and the ones they love?

As time goes by, I slowly understand. I could say it is about the power of letting go, the power of receiving, or in Bahasa Indonesia it is called 'ikhlas'. In the last few weeks, I heard obituaries from some friends. They felt very sad and lost when their someone finally gone, in this case they passed away. 

I rethink, the sadness is not caused by they who are leaving but it simply because we can not deal with the situation and condition. We are on denial. We have not mastered and applied the power of letting go yet. When we love someone or something, we should have to learn about these things as well. Loss is a certainty, we just don't know when. Perhaps it will reduce our sadness when it finally happen to us, or may be we just smile and feel no sad at all because we are able to let it go.