Monday, April 22, 2013

Sehabis Gelap Terbitlah Terang

"After Darkness, Light is Born" 

Raden Ajeng Kartini's name might fade in time, but you're no confidant of mine to know my thoughts of her. Depth of intelligence is possessed by many people, but only the best of them, can let their heart influence their strong independent mind. R.A Kartini had everything she needed in life; she was born in a rich family, her needs and wants were prioritized and she had thousands of paths opened before her, to a bright and assured future. Somehow, amidst the overwhelming love serviced her way, something to her felt incomplete.
Her width of knowledge is unquestionable, back when women in Indonesia were caged in the sensibility of staying a housewife for the rest of their lives, education was never foreign to Kartini. She, though, felt like all women deserve the knowledge she had. She was a young beautiful soldier fighting for the cause of emancipation, her benevolence was then paid off 8 years after she died when the first school for women was built in 1912. Her brief appearance in the world might dissolve in memory, time after time. I just need to say thank you, for fighting, if it weren't for her, I can't imagine how different my country, Indonesia, would be. In the world where Heroes are associated with tight spandex and iron suit, let's take a minute to appreciate the muse to them all, they save more than just lives, they present us with eternal ideas and marks on this world, they are the real heroes

RIP, Raden Ajeng Kartini (21 April 1879 -  17 September 1904)

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