I’m not writing about my love life, wheter it’s lovey-dovey or not. Neither am i writing about some dahsyat-material-melayu-band’s hit single. I’m writing about a word that everyone will be having a hard time defining. LOVE. I don’t know much about love and just like any other concepts that i didn’t know, i googled it. Merriam and Webster say that Love is a strong affection for another, arising from kinship or personal ties and so on. Okay MW, i get the whole, helicopter-viewed idea, but another itty-bitty concept is bugging me. CHOICE. And i got to learn it the most inconvenient way. I got to hurt myself and my significant others. But i can’t, and i won’t regret anything. I believe that everything happens for a reason.
Funny. Movies and drama series are definitely unreliable for your thesis references. But they can always be your teachers in some other ways. If i had known these quotes from long ago, i might have a whole different story and choose the opposite actions. But again, i am not regretting anything.
Para Pencari Tuhan
This series only broadcasted on Ramadhan or fasting season. At first i didn’t really pay attention to the show. But one day i heard Bang Jack, the main protagonist of the show, said an inspiring line to one of his friends (i’d prefer to write them in bahasa as it is):
“Lo itu cuma tau caranya jatuh cinta. Kalo lo nggak belajar buat memilih, seumur idup lo cuma bakalan sibuk jatuh cinta!”
Clang! i literally dropped my spoon and lost my apetite to my sahur meal. Wow, i thought, this is deep. And totally nailed me in the head. I scoffed and forced to recall some bitter memories. Another thing that i realized is that Dedy Mizwar, the actor who play Bang Jack, and my father have very similiar looks. I might as well be advised by my own father. 🙂
Bones is not one of my favourite series. Unlike my favourite shows like Criminal Minds, The Simpsons, Glee or How I Met Your Mother, i didn’t memorize all the characters’ names or what has been going on among them. I only know that there are some hidden sexual tensions between Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). It doesn’t take a genious to see that their relationship is a “rachel-ross” type. No matter how hard they try to avoid them, the feelings are always there.
One day when i accidentally click Fox Channel, i saw Bones and Booth at the restaurants and talking about true love. I don’t memorize the whole lines, but they came sorta like these:
Booth: You come up with a lot of people in this world, but there’s only one person that you love the most.
Bones: How do you know which one is your true love when there are so much chemistry going on?
Booth: You just know it…
Bones: But what if, what if your true love’s got away from your hands?
Booth: It never got away. It’s always there.
Hmmmm… Until this very moment, i’m still learning.