Father and Daughter

Ayah, sosok yang jarang di rumah. Lebih sering memikirkan umat. Namun ketika berdiskusi dengan beliau, saya sering mendapatkan jawaban yang mencerahkan. Pengalaman Ayah dalam menenangkan anak perempuannya, sudah sejak lama. Pertanyaan ku tentang Tuhan, politik, sosial, budaya bahkan tentang keegoisan anak perempuan pertamanya. Semua bisa beliau jawab walaupun kadang saya tidak mengikutinya.

Ayah masih lebih lunak dalam diskusi yang Bunda anggap aneh. Saya ingat, ketika saya memiliki teman seorang Atheis, dan saya ikut-ikutan mempertanyakan Tuhan. Bunda sudah marah-marah saat itu, namun Ayah lebih kalem dan menjawab pertanyaan saya satu per satu.

Mungkin karena sejak remaja, Ayah sudah berkecimpung dalam dunia organisasi mahasiswa dan lebih pintar berkomunikasi dalam bahasa verbal. Berbeda dengan Bunda yang lebih mantap dalam bidang akademis.

Thanks Ayah, dan sepertinya lagu ini  cocok menggambarkan setiap petuah-petuahmu. Terkadang bisa diikuti, kadang tidak. heheh.  :D

Lagu dari Cat Stevens dengan judul “Father and Son”.😀

It’s not time to make a change,

Just relax, take it easy.
You’re still young, that’s your fault,
There’s so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I’m happy.

I was once like you are now, and I know that it’s not easy,
To be calm when you’ve found something going on.
But take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything you’ve got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.

Son
How can I try to explain, when I do he turns away again.
It’s always been the same, same old story.
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen.
Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

Father
It’s not time to make a change,
Just sit down, take it slowly.
You’re still young, that’s your fault,
There’s so much you have to go through.
Find a girl, settle down,
if you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I’m happy.

Son
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside,
It’s hard, but it’s harder to ignore it.
If they were right, I’d agree, but it’s them you know not me.
Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

ditulis di Harta Samudra, 22 April 2015

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