Jennifer Echols said, “You’ve gone far away to a place with no horses and very little grass, and you’re studying how to write a story with a happy ending. If you can write that ending for yourself, maybe you can come back.”
I almost realizing the quote above. Life has indeed been arranged by God, but we can write and determine our own way of life. Although it has been given facilities like that, I sometimes still confused and helpless. Often feel like an end to all the stories in my life because I don’t know how to fill in the conflict in every chapter. Perhaps due to this life is too conflicted, or perhaps as a result I have no desire to continue it.
Sadly, I don’t live alone in this world. Inevitably I still have to obey what is desired by those closest ones, keep myself alive. In tough times like that I chose to do a total escape. That’s the way that I can still continue the story and hoping for a happy ending.
And few days ago, again I did the ritual with three of my friends: Rukii Naraya, Febrina and Amanda. We spontaneously drove to a beautiful place with no horses and very little grass, we call it the Island of Hopes. The place where we can momentarily forget that tiring routines with beers, books and music. Yes, we did it like pro!
Everything looks beautiful with natural colors. But if everything isn’t black and white, i say, “why the hell not?”. After all this life was just about black and white, good and bad. In point of fact, all can still look beautiful.
That wasn’t our last refuge. Someday, we will continue our adventure to seek wonderful places to get a happy ending and never tired of it.
:: Courtesy pictures by me and Rukii Naraya ::