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Tuesday

"Everyone knows they are going to die, but nobody believes it," Morris Schwartz

| 22 Januari 2015 Masihi, satu lagi berita kematian diterima |

Bapak; Aku

"Kakak, harini kakak tak payah lah pergi kelas."

"Kenapa? Babah nak guna kereta ke?"

" Jauh nak ke sana, lagipun rasanya sesak harini laluan nak ke sana"

"Kelas kakak harini bukan dekat BC, Bah. Kelas dekat S9 nun"

Diam dua saat. "S9? Bukan dekat BC ke?"

"Yang dekat BC kan hari Sabtu. Hari ni dekat S9. Babah nak guna kereta ke?"

Tarik nafas dalam, hembus. "Ashraf meninggal. Babah nak hantar jenazah ke kubur"

"HAAA? Acap? Acap tu?" ('Apasal Babah tak bagitahu dari tadi je. Isy~' , aku bermonolog)

(Bapak mengangguk, suara Bapak seolah tersekat) "A'ah" 

"Bila? Rasanya haritu kata dah mula membaik?" 

(Bapak cuba mengelak bertentang mata, tapi aku perasan mata dia merah -tahan tangis. Fahamlah aku, dia bukan sengaja nak beritahu lambat cuma dia tak tahan sebak) "Subuh tadi"

"Innalillahi inna ilaihi rajiun, nanti kakak nak ikut Babah"

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       "Everyone knows they're going to die," he said again, "but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently."

       So we kid ourselves about death, I said.

       "Yes. But there's a better approach. To know you're going to die, and to be prepared for it at any time. That's better. That way you can actually be more involved in your life while you're living."

       How can you ever be prepared to die?

      "Do what the Buddhists do. Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, 'Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person I want to be?' "

       He turned his head to his shoulder as if the bird were there now.

       "Is today the day I die?" he said. (p.81)

             .........

       "Mitch. Can I tell you something?"

       Of course, I said.

       "You might not like it."

       Why not?

       "Well, the truth is, if you really listen to that bird on your shoulder, if you accept that you can die at any time -then you might not be as ambitious as you are."

       I forced a small grin.

       "The things you spend so much time on -all this work you do- might not seem as important. You might have to make room for some spiritual things."

       Spiritual things?

       "You hate that word, don't you? 'Spiritual.' You think it's touchy-feely stuff."

       Well, I said.

       He tried to wink, a bad try, and I broke down and laughed.

       "Mitch," he said, laughing along, "even I don't know what 'spiritual development' really means. But I do know we're deficient in some way. We are too involved in materialistic things, and they don't satisfy us. The loving relationships we have, the universe around us, we take these things for granted."  (pp. 83, 84)

-Albom, M. (2014) Tuesdays with Morrie.

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Hadith:
Daripada Abu Yaala Syaddad bin Aus RA daripada Nabi SAW sabdanya, “Orang yang bijak itu ialah mereka yang mengambil berat tentang dirinya dan beramal untuk selepas mati. Manakala orang yang lemah itu ialah mereka yang menurutkan hawa nafsunya sedangkan dia bercita-cita untuk menjadi hamba Allah yang diredhai.”
(At-Tirmizi)

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