A girl- her life is a journey involving transformations
Mom and Dad get a little doll as a gift from God. This little Angel comes as a blessing from the Almighty. Mama-Papa plays with their doll & get the essence of their new found happiness. Angel brings music and rhythm into their lives. Angel giggles and Mama-Papa feel as if a little brook is churning itself as it moves by a hillock. Angel is almost like a gush of fresh, vibrant wind in Mama-Papa’s faces. Their whole world starts revolving around this little fairy.
Time flies by- Angel grows up. She begins to recognize the world around her. She begins to realize that like her, the Almighty has endowed this world with many other blessings. She is still made to walk on a rosy path. Mama-papa constantly guards her as Mama Bird keeps her egg wrapped to her heart. Angel is still ignorant of many facets of existence. She passes her days in the cozy, warm nook of her parents’ lap.
Angel’s first encounter with the outer world, alone comes in the form of school– a place that will frame her perception, her feelings, her life, her future. Her little fingers do not want to leave the clutch of her mama’s fingers. She is scared- tears roll down her cheeks. But Angel has to sail through the stream of her tears to enter this new phase of life. New place, new environment, and new people- all this is intimidating. But Angel is brave. She accustoms herself with this new world. She makes friends- for the first time, believes someone other than her mama-papa. Clock winds itself; days pass. Angel now smartly flies between both worlds- that of her one and that of her school.
A new phase dawns in Angel’s life- adolescence. This phase brings with it change- physical and psychological. She begins to be aware of her body, her gender, her sexuality. Her perception of the outer world changes, as does that of the outer world of her. She becomes aware of a new element in her life- the male gaze- the gaze of the opposite gender. But Angel is still innocent at heart. She has not yet been able to emerge out of the cocoon of innocence and ignorance. But she has to adapt herself to her new form. Angel also comes to develop a new perception of her. She finds herself in sync with her new independent, rebellious self. She now comes under the grip of a new urge to take her own decisions and to challenge others’ decisions simultaneously. Decisions taken by her Mama-Papa now mostly seem unfair and imposed ones. She now finds herself exposed to evil influences. But Angel is not susceptible to these. Her Mama-papa’s upbringing has developed in her strength of character.
School gives way to High school; High school makes way for college. People come and go in Angel’s life but she remains that same little doll, the angelic fairy in Mama-Papa’s life. Mama misses those little-cushioned fingers which used to clutch around hers some years back. But Mama takes pride too in her best friend- her daughter. Her baby no longer has a little frame. She has grown up to become a beautiful, graceful, smart lady. Her girl is now a woman. Mama-Papa often spend moments of awe, wondering how so many years have passed by so quickly. At the same time, they are haunted by the thought of the day when their little Angel will step into a new life- when she will get married.
Now, it is time for Angel to feel blessed- she falls in love; she finds her special someone. She finds the person whom she can believe blindly. Angel finds a new shelter in her love now. Mama-Papa realize that Angel has finally grown up, though, for them, she will always remain the same, old little baby whose first utterance seemed to them to be the sweetest words they have heard, whose first steps seemed to render them with the same happiness that a mother bird gets her chick learns to fly.
Now, the time has arrived when Mama-Papa’s little, innocent, chubby Angel will enter a new life. Angel will now tread the steps in a life full of responsibilities. She now has to adopt her mother’s role– the role of a daughter, a wife, a mother, a lover and above all, the role of a woman. Angel’s tiny fingers now leave those of her parents to hold of her love, her husband. Hard, it is very hard. This is perhaps the most difficult phase in Angel’s life. On one hand, she feels elated at the thought of being able to lead her life with her love but on the other hand, she finds herself immersed in tears at the thought of leaving her parents. She has to choose between the two- leaving one’s hand to hold another’s is inevitable. And Angel is not scared to embrace the inevitable. She is a brave girl and a responsible one too. Mama-Papa are sure that Angel will prove to be a ray of blessing in her new family as she was in their lives.
Hope, destiny holds the best in store for Angel. Hope, Angel gets what she truly deserves. But all said and done, Angel will always have her Mama-papa and her love beside her in her journey through life. They will always be her pillars of strength and support who will aid her cruise through this odyssey.