Monday, November 9, 2009

Golden Cage

My last posting was dazzlingly commented by Umi, one of (talented) UMC students. Her comment about "a bird in a golden cage" simply makes me realize one thing. The bird can fly, but so limited, depends on size of the cage... No matter how huge the cage is, it's still a cage though it's made from gold.

It has boundaries that the bird will never pass trough the boundaries. He'll also deal with the other birds inside the cage... Get scold, gossiped, intrigue, politics is their daily bread. However, the golden cage's owner simply provides whatever the birds want. And for some birds, living in a golden cage is really really a dream. It's a beautiful cage, provided with many facilities and it's so prestigious! They are willing to trade of their freedom with that beautiful cage.

But, indeed there are birds that not meant to be in that cage. Yes, itu jenis burung liar yang terbiasa bebas. Dia nggak bisa tinggal di sangkar sekalipun sangkarnya dari emas. Kebebasan lebih penting ketimbang hidup nyaman di sangkar emas. Kalau terlalu lama dikurung, burung itu akan membuka sangkar dan terbang bebas... Mungkin sesekali, burung ini akan kembali, tapi pasti akan terbang lagi.

Saya tahu seekor burung dalam sangkar itu. Burung yang pingin bebas... Tapi belum berani untuk keluar. Dia tahu, kalau dia memaksa untuk berada di sangkar tersebut, dia akan menyesal... Lima sampai sepuluh tahun kemudian, ketika dia menoleh ke belakang dan melihat apa yang telah dilakukannya, dia akan sedih dan menyesal... "Oh, what I've been done? I spent 5-10 years in this cage... I should have fly away 5-10 years ago..." But it's too late. The bird is old already, too weak to spread the wings and fly away. Most probably he'll spend the rest of their life in the cage and finally die in the cage. No one, but the birds in the cage, will notice his name. So sad... so tragic.

That bird must flies away or he will regret.


2 comments:

  1. wah lama gak blogwalking, ternyata sudah ada update-an ini...
    ya kebutuhan tiap orang memang beda2 pak. ada yang cukup dikasi makan, ada yang ingin diberi kebebasan.
    yang manapun, pokoknya nyaman dg hati nurani. semangat pak!~~

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  2. tulisan yang menarik pak...
    tapi ada pertanyaan neh...

    mungkin yang dimaksud dari gloden cage di sini adalah kemewahan yang justru membuat seseorang itu terpaku dan tidak merasakan udara bebas di luar.. benar ga?

    bagaimana kalo burung itu ingin keluar, tapi memang kondisinya ia terkurung di dalam sana?? sementara si pemegang gembok kurungan itu enggan menuruti teriakan burung itu..

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