The end of Summer

Krisna Pamungkas
Karya Krisna Pamungkas Kategori Cerpen/Novel
dipublikasikan 15 Agustus 2017
The end of Summer

“This is the end of summer. The season will change, soon. This is the time for all those green leaves turn to orange and red as if they are a flower in autumn”.

Aku mengangguk. Meski tak paham benar apa yang ia katakan. Sebab aku tak pernah merasakan hidup ditanah yang memiliki 4 musim seperti dirinya.

“What is the most favorite season for you?” Aku menimpali dengan bahasa yang dengan susah payah aku merangkainya.

“Most favorite? I love autumn. Cause you know, in autumn you will see a flower everywhere. Did you get my point?”.

Dia merapatkan kursinya dan menatap kearahku, seolah ingin memastikan aku benar-benar paham apa yang ia katakan.

Aku menggeleng tanda tak mengerti. Isyarat ketidaktahuannku tanpa perlu menimpali sepatah kata pun.

“So, autumn is just like our life circle. Sometimes, we feel we are abandoned by the people around us. Just like those leaves, they were abandoned when the Cherry Blossom was falling”. Ia menunjuk daun daun hijau sembari matanya terus menatapku.

Ia melanjutkan,

“But, the time changes and you too. In that time you are changed by the force of situation around you. During that difficult times, you continue to make yourself better and better every day. As the result, you make your color not green anymore. You change to red or orange as if you are one of those flowers. When that time comes, no one will care about who you are, exactly. They just think that you are the beautiful scenery itself. And you will be adored. Everyone in this land will wait for your come.”

Ia mengakhiri ceritanya dengan tersenyum sembari menyentuhkan jari telunjukknya ke ujung hidungku.

Aku melangkungkan senyuman tipis. Aku benar-benar tak paham apa yang ia katakan, sebab ketidak mampuanku untuk mengerti bahasanya.

Pada senja sewarna saga ditepi barat, kami pulang menuju tempat istirahat masing-masing. Aku tak menggandeng tangannya, tentu tidak. Biarlah hati kami saja yang saling bertautan.

-Sabrang lor-

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