Who Is It

A lover knocked at the door of his beloved.

Who is it? she replied.

The lover replied, It is I.

Go away. This house will not hold you and I.

The rejected lover retreated into the wilderness. For a long time he prayed and meditated on the beloved’s words. Finally he returned and knocked at the door again.

Who is it? she said again.

The lover replied, It is you.

Immediately, the door opened.

From The Tale of the Reed Pipe, by Massud Farzan.

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