Sehari Di Kepulauan Alor (One day In Alor Archipelago)


Karena Keasrian Tempat itu membuat saya tidak malu bertelanjang bulat (Because the beauty of the place that makes me not shy naked)

Dalam suatu survey, saya bersama rombongan berjalan menyusuri jalan yang baru dibuka warga, belum diaspal dan sudah pasti berdebu. Cuaca sangat panas waktu itu, bergegas setelah beberapa kilometer kami pun berteduh dibawah sebuah pohon yang memiliki dahan yang cukup rindang. Sekelompok anak kecil mengikuti kami dari belakang sambil tersenyum malu ikut juga berteduh bersama – sama.

In a survey, me and my entourage walked down in the newly opened path by residents, it was definitely unpaved and dusty. The weather was very hot at that time, rushed after a few kilometers then we were sheltering under a tree which branches were pretty shady. A group of small children followed us from behind with a shy smile also gathering in one shelter.

 

alor 1

Saya merogoh tas punggung yang saya bawa dan mendapatkan sebungkus permen sisa perjalanan kemaren dan akupun membagikannya ke rombongan serta anak – anak kecil yang mengikuti kami. Mereka semua senang sejenak rasa dahaga menjadi hilang. Anak – anak itu sepertinya sudah terbiasa berjalan di jalan setapak ini, wajar mereka adalah anak – anak di kampung ini. Kami pun bercanda sambil melepas lelah. “Disini tidak ada pohon kelapa pak, hanya makanan sapi atau kambing saja”, sahut salah satu anak ketika ku bertanya apakah ada pohon kelapa dan ada yang bisa memanjatnya.

I reached into my backpack and got a packet of sweets  the rest of previous journey and then I distributed it to my group as well as all children who were following us. They were all excited for a moment to lose their thirsty. All child seemed used to walk on this path, as they are living in this village. We were joking while unwind. There are no palm trees here sir, only foods for cows or goats  are available a lot“, said one of the children when I asked availability of palm trees and  asking if one of them is able to climb it.

 

alor 2

Kami pun melanjutkan perjalanan setelah melakukan diskusi mengenai projek yang akan dilaksanakan. Kemudian aku menoleh kebelakang, anak – anak kecil itupun tetap mengikuti kami dari belakang. Mereka kelihatan sangat enerjik, kuat. Kami pun menyipitkan mata karena melewati jalan yang panas dan berwarna putih menyilaukan yang disebabkan oleh kontur tanah didaerah ini adalah kebanyakan batu putih.

We then continued our journey to the end of the road after finishing our discussion about to the project. Then I turned back to see what happened to children who were following us. Group of children were still following us from behind. They seem very energetic and strong. We had to squint because the path was hot and dazzling by the white color due to the contours of the land in this area was mostly white stone.

 

alor 3

Akhirnya kami sampai di ujung jalan ini. Kami menemukan sebuah pantai yang sangat bersih. Kami kembali mencari tempat teduh untuk beristirahat dan menyelesaikan kegiatan survey. Sambil termenung kami melihat kelompok anak – anak tadi berenang, bermain dan melompat – lompat diatas air pantai yang jernih. Aktifitas itu mengundang kami untuk ikut menenggelamkan badan kami ke air yang jernih dan segar itu. Kami pun saling berpandangan sejenak dan melepas pakaian kami berlari bertelanjang bebas melompat menuju air yang bersih dan segar. Kami tidak membawa pakaian ganti jadi kami “Bertelanjang Bulat Saja”. Sama seperti anak – anak itu.

Finally we reached the end of this road. We found a very clean beach. We were looking for a shady place to rest and complete the surveys. Pensively we saw that group of children were swimming, playing and jumping over the crystal clear water beaches. That activities seemed like inviting us to join by drowning our bodies to clear and fresh water . We  looked at each other for a moment and took off our clothes  for free barefoot naked running jumped towards the clean and fresh water. We did not bring more clothes to change,  so  Just Naked. Just like a child .

 

 

 

 

 

Ketut Rudi

Location : Alor NTT

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