Nazim Hikmat, the great Turkish poet, once asked his friend Abidin Dino (Turkish artist and a well-known painter) to draw a picture of happiness.
Abidin drew a picture of a whole family, cramped up on a broken bed under a leaky roof in a shabby room…but still with a smile of satisfaction on each member’s face.
Since then “Can you paint the picture of happiness for me, Abidin?” is a well-known phrase for Turks.
Goes without saying that the painting became very famous.
I am indebted to Shankar who brought this to my notice. I know that he will be reading this.
Thank you Shankar.