The easiest task in the world, probably, is to ask questions.
In relation with writing, a simple question can be a start for a good article.
Agatha Christie stepped further. She managed to write a bestseller mystery novel based on a very simple question uttered by a friend, “Why didn’t they ask Evans?” But since she’s a genius, let’s not make any comparison (maksudnya biar ga minder, hehe…:p)
Lately, I found that free writing is extremely hard to do. The wangsit (Javanese, similar to inspiration) simply won’t come across my mind. Since it is the 15th day of this month (September), and I haven’t written anything new for this blog (shame on me), I decided (in state of desperation) to write something anyway. Let’s see if these questions could work.
What do you want to achieve in life?
No need to think, for I find this question easy to answer. Happiness! I only want to be happy.
OK, good. Now, what makes you happy?
Well, a plenty, of course. A single scoop of vanilla ice cream makes me happy, so does a new mystery novel, a hot cup of coffee, tempting durians, invitations to parties, finding my old stickers (thought I’ve lost them)…
Stop right there! Those are the things that would please you. But what makes you happy?
Errr… I’m not sure… the upcoming THR, maybe…? (THR is some kind of allowance a company gives to its employees during Idul Fitri).
The same mistake, you’ve made. Even a donkey won’t fall into the same hole twice. What makes you happy?
This time, I have to think hard. I couldn’t be worse than a donkey, could I?
Time goes by, but I still couldn’t find the answer. I don’t know, I said. I give up.
Let me tell you. To be happy, you only need to open your eyes! And realize that the life God gives you is a blessing. Of course the vanilla ice cream and the mystery novels count, but the most essential would be to realize their beings and thank God for creating them. Open your eyes! Blessings are all around you.
Last question…what advantage can you get from this article? (I mean if we can call this an article)
Well, at least I have written something for my own blog and I’m happy for it :p