if it's impossible to bring your gramophone there's always a Walkman today might be 21st century where everything could be handle by your (smart)phone but you have your style and unless it's necessary don't give in to (the mighty)technology
I was on my way back home from visiting Suropati Park. Back then, I leisurely enjoyed the park doing nothing but observing people (the rest was reading time in open space). Yeah, I guess that was it. I missed having me-time alone, so I initiated Sunday morning walk. It was not entirely walk, obviously, because Suropati Park was way too far from my house. I took Transjakarta bus and stopped at Latuharhari Shelter. I took a walk from there, passed Menteng Park and keep walking until I reached Suropati Park where there were some group of violinist making circles and playing harmony together.
It shouldn’t be about my trip but the photo, right? So, enough for the intro.
When I catches the bus to went back home, I didn’t realize it immediately. It was when I took the seat on the right side, one row behind, I noticed the Walkman she held dearly. It was a rare spectacle because I usually saw people having their earphone attached to their smart phone -listening music, disappearing into their own world to forget the hectic day.
I didn’t mean to judge, but I (kinda) thought maybe she didn’t have smart phone but still wanted to look like other people who wear earphone -maybe pretending maybe not- listening to music. Oh, it was a common thing (people with their ipod or music in their head -whatever apps it was) in mass public transport. Or maybe, she has just found her Walkman back and decided to use it again. Ah, who knows?