…”I gotta keep breathing coz tomorrow the sun will rise”…


Quote di atas mengingatkan saya dengan sebuah film lama, Cast Away.
Cast Away sendiri merupakan salah satu film Tom Hanks yang terkenal di tahun 2000. Cerita film yang sederhana namun banyak mengajarkan tentang pantang menyerah. Berkisah tentang seorang eksekutif muda di perusahaan jasa Federal Express (FedEx), Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), yang suatu hari ditugaskan untuk meninjau cabang perusahaan di wilayah Pasifik Selatan. Sebelum pergi, Chuck terlebih dahulu melamar Kelly, gadis pujaannya, dan berjanji akan menikahinya segera setelah Chuck pulang. Dalam perjalanan, pesawat yang ditumpanginya mengalami kecelakaan sehingga terdampar di sebuah pulau. Hanya Chuck yang selamat dari kecelakaan tersebut. Sejak saat itu dimulailah kehidupan Chuck seorang diri di pulau asing untuk bertahan hidup. Hari demi hari dilaluinya dengan kerinduan mendalam untuk pulang menemui Kelly. Setelah terdampar selama 4 tahun, Chuck menjadi terbiasa hidup di pulau tak berpenghuni. Namun karena kerinduannya untuk pulang, dia pun nekat membuat sebuah rakit.
(Wikipedia)

Ada sebuah memorable quotation yang saya suka dalam film ini, percakapan Chuck dengan temannya ketika ia kembali lagi setelah 4 tahun menghilang.

We both had done the math. Kelly added it all up and… knew she had to let me go. I added it up, and knew that I had… lost her. ‘cos I was never gonna get off that island. I was gonna die there, totally alone. I was gonna get sick, or get injured or something. The only choice I had, the only thing I could control was when, and how, and where it was going to happen. So… I made a rope and I went up to the summit, to hang myself. I had to test it, you know? Of course. You know me. And the weight of the log, snapped the limb of the tree, so I-I – , I couldn’t even kill myself the way I wanted to. I had power over *nothing*. And that’s when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket.

I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive. Somehow. I had to keep breathing. Even though there was no reason to hope. And all my logic said that I would never see this place again. So that’s what I did. I stayed alive. I kept breathing. And one day my logic was proven all wrong because the tide came in, and gave me a sail. And now, here I am. I’m back. In Memphis, talking to you. I have ice in my glass… And I’ve lost her all over again. I’m so sad that I don’t have Kelly. But I’m so grateful that she was with me on that island.

And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?

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