Cerita · Inspirasi

Tunanetra dan Jalur Kuning

Beberapa saat lagi KRL akan tiba di Stasiun Juanda. Saya pun menutup buku, menandai halaman terakhir dan bersiap untuk turun. Di lain sisi, seorang bapak bangkit dari tempat duduk prioritas sambil memanjangkan tongkatnya. Paham dengan kondisi si bapak, saya pun memegang tangannya dan bertanya.

“Bapak mau ke mana?”

“Mau ke Katedral mas. Ada acara pertemuan tunanetra”.

Sontak saya pun diam berpikir. Si bapak sendirian naik KRL dari Bekasi dengan kondisi seperti itu, bagaimana dia bisa??? ما شاء الله. Dan jarak dari Stasiun Juanda ke Katedral sekitar 700 m. Terlintas niat menuntunnya sampai Gereja Katedral.

Si bapak tidak ragu ketika turun dari kereta. Padahal antara kereta dengan peron ada jarak yang bisa saja membahayakan.

“Ke kanan atau kiri?”, tanyanya. Continue reading “Tunanetra dan Jalur Kuning”

Cerita · Inspirasi

The Empty Attic

 

That any civilized human being in this nineteenth century should not be aware that the earth travelled round the sun appeared to be to me such an extraordinary fact that I could hardly realize it.

“You appear to be astonished,” he said, smiling at my expression of surprise. “Now that I do know it I shall do my best to forget it.”

“To forget it!”

“You see,” he explained, “I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose…”

“But the Solar System!” I protested.

“What the deuce is it to me?” he interrupted impatiently; “you say that we go round the sun. If we went round the moon it would not make a pennyworth of difference to me or to my work.”

They’re Sherlock and Doctor Watson in Study in Scarlet (1887). One of my favorite dialogues between them. Sherlock always try to control his brain to keep only the useful information. That’s why his knowledge is limited and only related for his job. It makes him very professional in his field. Continue reading “The Empty Attic”