Father used to tell me… Taman, you shall be gifted with the daughters from heaven someday. And Taman… the girl in late teen was a silent listener.
— That is a boon to appear in your womb, and I have made the selection.
Taman could make her father’s words out in latent thoughts. But she was wondering about the man. And she asked…
— Is that man a blessing in disguise?
Her could realize that senses are growing in her nerves. He replied… A game shall confirm your fate darling.
And it all made Taman grow inquisitive to ask more… Father is he a man from Utopia?
— Taman… where do we stand in front?
— It’s the village pond of ours.
Next she could see a glimmer of smile in the lips corner of her father.
— Yes, keep that in your mind. And it shall fledge someday.
That kept Taman in wonders and dreams. And she could get voice of a woman… ‘Norah… Liza’ – – sometimes disturbing, and sometimes soothing.
A day she asked her father… Who are the girls – – Norah and Liza?
She was in the age bracket of Twenties… and her father was in deep sigh.
A question rose from him… ‘Gona’ were you wrong anywhere? And less was not the inner voice to sound “Patience…”
Gona… the father pulled Taman into his arms. Keeping her close to his heart… he breathed in deep sighs. Tear rolled down his cheeks.
A day appeared when Taman was in evening stroll through village roads. She could hear the melody of flute flow in from distance. There lived a natural pull that made her walk close to the village pond. And she could see a young man seated on trunk support of a tree.
— How wonderful it is.
That breaks the chord… the young lad was in silent look. And Taman heard again – – Norah and Liza.
— Are you surprised Taman?
A shockwave ran through her… leaving in confused ‘O’ of lips. Take me to your father… and I shall explain.
Some lift smile at her lips… she said – – Come along.
— Gona… I am present in front of you.
Gona… the father could see the holy halo for a moment. And his daughter Taman stand beside the man.
— Norah and Liza are the two voices of ego. It lived in me also for long. My mother helped me in fighting it out. Shall your daughter agree to hold my hand.