Pada zaman dahulu, ada dua orang dewi yang tidak akur, yaitu Dewi Kebahagiaan dan Dewi Kesedihan. Mereka tinggal di istana bersama dengan dewi-dewi lainnya. Pada suatu hari, pengurus istana meminta Dewi Kebahagiaan untuk pindah ke kamar lain. Kamarnya akan diberikan untuk Dewi Kesedihan, karena kamar sang dewi rusak. (Once upon a time, there were two goddesses that don’t get along with each other, the Goddess of Happinnes and the Goddess of Sorrow. They lived in the palace with other goddesses. One day, the palace keeper asks the Goddess of Happiness to move into another room. Her room will be given to the Goddess of Sorrow.)

Dewi Kebahagiaan marah. Dia menemui Dewi Kesedihan. “Tidak ada manusia yang mau sedih. Pergi kau dari istana,” usir Dewi Kebahagiaan. “Dewi yang tidak pernah bersedih tidak berhak mengusirku,” jawab Dewi Kesedihan. Pertengkaran mereka pun dimulai. (The Goddess of Happiness is upset. She meets with the Goddess of Sorrow. “There is no human who wishes to feel sorrow. Go away from the palace,” evicts the Goddess of Happiness. “The goddess who never felt sorrow has no right to evict me,” replies the Goddess of Sorrow. Their feud begins.)

Dewi Langit datang dan melerai pertengkaran keduanya. “Lagi-lagi kalian bertengkar!” seru Dewi Langit. “Dewi Kebahagiaan tidak suka padaku dari dulu,” ungkap Dewi Kesedihan. “Kau mau mengambil kamarku. Dewi Langit, hapuskanlah tugas Dewi Kesedihan. Aku kasihan melihat manusia bersedih,” pinta Dewi Kebahagiaan. “Baiklah. Dewi Kesedihan, bersembunyilah supaya manusia tidak merasakan kesedihan lagi,” perintah Dewi Langit. (The Sky Goddess arrives and breaks the fight between the two. “You two are always fighting!” says the Sky Goddess. “The Goddess of Happiness never liked me,” says the Goddess of Sorrow. “You wanted to take my room. Sky Goddess, please remove the Goddess of Sorrow’s duties. I pity the humans who feel sorrow,” asks the Goddess of Happiness. “Very well. Goddess of Sorrow, now hide so the humans will never feel sorrow anymore,” command the Sky Goddess.)

Tak lama setelah itu, Dewi Langit melihat Dewi Kebahagiaan bersedih. “Ada apa?” tanyanya. “Manusia tidak memerlukanku lagi karena mereka selalu bahagia,” keluh Dewi Kebahagiaan. “Sekarang kau mengerti, mengapa Dewi Kesedihan ada. Kau tak akan jadi Dewi Kebahagiaan kalau tak ada Dewi Kesedihan. Kalau manusia tidak pernah mengalami kesedihan, mereka tidak tahu arti kebahagiaan,” jelas Dewi Langit. Dewi Kebahagiaan mengangguk. “Dewi Kesedihan, ayo kita berteman,” ajak Dewi Kebahagiaan. “Terima kasih, Dewi Kebahagiaan. Aku selalu ingin berteman denganmu,” ucap Dewi Kesedihan menjabat tangan Dewi Kebahagiaan. Sejak saat itu, mereka menjadi akrab. (Not long after, the Sky Goddess sees the Goddess of Happiness feeling sad. “What is the matter?”  she asks. “The humans don’t need me anymore because they’re always happy,” complains the Goddess of Happiness. “Now you understand why the Goddess of Sorrow exists. You will never be the Goddess of Happiness if there is no Goddess of Sorrow. When the humans never felt sorrow, they will never know the meaning of happiness,” explains the Sky Goddess. “Goddess of Sorrow, come on let’s be friends,” asks the Goddess of Happiness. “Thank you, Goddess of Happiness. I always wanted to be your friend,” says the Goddess of Sorrow as she shakes his hand with the Goddess of Happiness. Since then, the two have become close friends.)

 

 

 

Cerita: Seruni    Ilustrasi: JFK     Translator: JFK

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