“Time is a valuable thing

Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings”

Time has been a fascination, not only for Linkin Park, but also for great storytellers Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Christopher Nolan and it is as well for everyone. It is a prison that we all share as creatures in four dimensional realm.

Time can be so cruel as it does not wait for anyone. At the same time, time can be the only thing that heals so many wounds, especially unphysical ones.

Time lets us learn about ourselves, about the world around us, and about the relationships we have with our environments, including with our loved ones.

One of my mentors, the late Slamet Abdul Sjukur once wrote that there are so many things that we can learn from football players, gymnasts, runners, snipers, and also chefs. These professionals always try their best at doing their actions with good timings. A split second difference in execution make a whole world of different result.

We all want to make our world a little bit better, we want to be better persons, we want to achieve or to own more in our possessions, and we do all that in order to enjoy our very limited time in our lives.

And like everything else limited in live, it is very valuable albeit intangible.

A good friend of mine, @boymarpaung, has something to say about this: “Life is but a process, not a verdict”. Nobody has life all figured out, since no predictions are very well calculated for the exact outcomes. But the ones who thrive are the ones who let the time teaches them about everything, no matter how hard life ever hit them in the face.

“I had to fall to lose it all, but in the end, it doesn’t even matter”


Killer – pt. 1

He doesn’t usually put his armors on. Times like these do not usually occur in any given days of his life. He wants to take it easy, as easy as it all can get. 
But this time something just pulls him and pushes him around, forcing him to build fences and fortress and though he really hates war, he feels like he has to be prepared for the killing. 
Tomorrow used to be a bright day in his mind, and yesterday was as easy as a breeze to get by. Never in his life ever he clings to the past. But something keeps on ringing in his head. Something asks him if he really would go for the killing out there. No one is supposed to die, no one has to lose and no one has to hurt or be hurt if the battle never began. But no matter how the wizards or the birds or the intelligence agents telling him that he can win, still he hates to see anybody loses. Winning is never an option if he has to make anybody suffers. 
Because the only thing that he wants to kill is only time itself.
Andreas Arianto