My crown is called content…

“My crown is in my heart, not on my head …

My crown is called content, a crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.”

She sells flowers at a local market in Saigon… Her hearty, contented smile is as bright as the flowers she sells!

When I was flipping through my photos for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge SMILE, I decided to choose this flower seller. Since it was a hurried click on my mobile phone, the clarity is poor. The quote that comes to my mind when I look at her is one from from Henry VI; though there is hardly any comparison with the two circumstances.

“My crown is in my heart, not on my head;

Not decked with diamonds and Indian stones,

Nor to be seen: my crown is called content:

A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.”

~William Shakesperare~

[KING HENRY VI ACT 3 SCENE 1

Second Keeper

Ay, but thou talk’st as if thou wert a king.

KING HENRY VI

Why, so I am, in mind; and that’s enough.

Second Keeper

But, if thou be a king, where is thy crown?

KING HENRY VI

My crown is in my heart, not on my head;

Not decked with diamonds and Indian stones,

Nor to be seen: my crown is called content:

A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.]

One thought on “My crown is called content…

  1. It’s a beautiful photo, filled with color and joy. I wish we had flower sellers on the streets, rather than having to go to grocery stores for cut flowers. I’d purchase flowers from this woman any time, just to see her smile.

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