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“Kau baru keluar dari hutan ker?”

Huh?

“Serabai semacam jer”

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Just because Pak Lah is getting married this Saturday, doesn’t mean that you can get all moody on me!

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It was there, and then it disappeared. I closed my eyes, gave it a rub on both sides, and then it was there again. But then it was just my imagination. When I looked closely, it was really never there, ever.

I text him and told him something about a circle, something about being out among other things.

I text her and said, “What the hell?”

And then there was silence.

“We suffer a lot in our society from loneliness. So much of our life is an attempt to not be lonely: ‘Let’s talk to each other; let’s do things together so we won’t be lonely.’ And yet inevitably, we are really alone in these human forms. We can pretend; we can entertain each other; but that’s about the best we can do. When it comes to the actual experience of life, we’re very much alone; and to expect anyone else to take away our loneliness is asking too much.”

-the misguided Ajahn Sumedho-