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Pernikahan: bersamalah, namun biarkan ada ruang dalam kebersamaan itu


On Marriage, by Kahlil Gibran

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.

You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.

Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. 

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,

Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. 

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.

For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together yet not too near together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹

Berpasangan kalian telah diciptakan
Dan selamanya kalian akan berpasangan

Bersamalah kalian tatkala Sang Maut merenggut hidup. Ya, bahkan bersama pula kalian, dalam ingatan sunyi Tuhan.

Namun biarkan ada ruang di antara kebersamaan itu. Tempat angin surga menari-nari di antara kalian.

Bercinta kasihlah, namun jangan membelenggu cinta.

Biarkan cinta itu bergerak senantiasa, bagaikan air hidup. Yang lincah mengalir antara pantai kedua jiwa.

Saling isilah gelas minumanmu, tapi jangan minum dari satu gelas. Saling bagilah rotimu, tapi jangan makan dari piring yang sama.

Bernyanyi dan menarilah bersama, dalam segala suka cita. Hanya, biarkan masing-masing menghayati ketunggalannya.

Tali rebana masing-masing punya hidup sendiri. Walau lagu yang sama sedang menggetarkannya.
Berikan hatimu, namun jangan saling menguasakannya. Sebab hanya Tangan Kehidupan yang akan mampu mencakupnya.
Tegaklah berjajar, namun jangan terlampau dekat. Bukankah tiang-tiang candi tidak dibangun terlalu rapat? Dan pohon jati serta pohon cemara tiada tumbuh dalam bayangan masing-masing.

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