“Manusia hidup menunggu untuk mati. Kehidupan justru terasakan dalam menunggu. Makin bisa menikmati cara menunggu, makin tenang dalam hati”, tulis Arswendo Atmowiloto dlm “Canting”. Kini sahabat saya ini menemui yang ditunggunya dgn senyum. pic.twitter.com/qrT8vip4eM
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Comedian Indro: Arswendo Atmowiloto’s Thinking Influenced the Journey of Comedy Group Warkop DKI
JAKARTA, (PR).- After paying his respects at the home of the late Paulus Arswendo Atmowiloto in Jakarta on the morning of Saturday 20 July 2019, comedian Indro Warkop said that the senior journalist and writer was a humorist and lived the values he believed in consistently.
“There was a message in his jokes, there were things that he really wants to convey implicitly. Bro Wendo was a consistent figure, he was a great artist,” said Indro, as reported by the official government wire service Antara.
Even though the two didn’t always each other all the time, Indro still remembers Arswendo’s concern for the “Warkop DKI” comedy group.
“In the past he would often provide us with information, and asked Warkop to take shots at “Uncle” (meaning the leader of the New Order government),” said Indro, adding that the two of them would always talk in the Javanese language.
For Indro, Arswendo was a figure whose thinking at the time frequently influenced Warkop’s journey.
“We grew up together at that time, and we were used to like contributing to each other,” said Indro, who arrived to pay his respects wearing a hat bearing the words #beatkanker.
Indro Warkop was one of the arts workers who arrived quite late at the family home at Damai Street, Kompas Complex, South Petukangan, Pesanggrahan Jakarta. He arrived at around 12.30 local time and went straight in to the home to pay his last respects to the late Arswendo, and to meet his family.
Paulus Arswendo Atmowiloto, a writer, senior journalist, and author of the television series “The Cemara Family”, died at the age of 70 at his home on Friday around 17.38 local time.
Arswendo’s body will later be moved to Saint Matthew’s Church, Bintaro, for a requiem mass on Saturday at 10.00 local time. Following this, Arswendo’s body will be laid to rest at the San Diego Hills cemetery in Karawang. ***
Siska Nirmala, Satureday, 20 Jul 2019, “Pikiran Rakyat” daily newspaper