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“Last week I was picking through the trash, looking for bottles and cans to recycle, and my social worker walked by with her family. She walked just a few feet from me. And I know she saw me. But she didn’t say a thing. Not even ‘hello.’ I asked her about it during our next meeting, and at first she denied seeing me. But then she told me that she had been in her ‘private space.’ That really put a stake in my heart. Why can’t you say ‘hello’ to me in your private space? So I’m writing her a letter. I’m using a dictionary because I want the words to be perfect. If you mess up your words, then it’s easy for people to ignore what you’re trying to say. And I want to be sure she knows exactly how it made me feel.”

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Last week I was picking through the trash, looking for bottles and cans to recycle, and my social worker walked by with her family.
Minggu lalu aku sedang memungut sampah, mencari botol dan kaleng untuk didaur-ulang, dan petugas dinas sosialku lewat bersama dengan keluarganya.

She walked just a few feet from me.
Dia hanya berjalan tidak jauh dariku.

And I know she saw me.
Dan aku tahu dia melihatku.

But she didn’t say a thing.
Tapi dia tidak berkata apa-apa.

Not even ‘hello.’
Bahkan ‘halo’ pun tidak.

I asked her about it during our next meeting, and at first she denied seeing me.
Aku bertanya padanya di pertemuan kami selanjutnya, dan awalnya dia menyangkal melihatku.

But then she told me that she had been in her ‘private space.’
Tapi lalu dia bilang kalau dia sedang dalam ‘ruang pribadi-nya.

That really put a stake in my heart.
Kata-katanya sangat menusuk.

Why can’t you say ‘hello’ to me in your private space?
Mengapa kamu tidak bisa menyapa ‘halo’ padaku di ruang pribadimu?

So I’m writing her a letter.
Aku sedang menulis surat untuknya.

I’m using a dictionary because I want the words to be perfect.
Aku pakai kamus karena aku ingin kata-katanya sempurna.

If you mess up your words, then it’s easy for people to ignore what you’re trying to say.
Kalau kamu mengacaukan kata-katanya, sangat mudah bagi orang untuk mengabaikan apa yang ingin kamu katakan.

And I want to be sure she knows exactly how it made me feel.
Dan aku ingin dia tahu persis perasaanku.