Today is the 800th anniversary of Rumi's birth, so I wanted to celebrate by posting one of my favorite lines of his:
In drawing and drawing
you his pains are
delectable; his flames
are like water.
I first discovered the line where it appears in a beautiful series of Cy Twombly paintings titled Untitled (Analysis of the Rose as Sentimental Despair), 1985. I just visited these paintings in the incredible Cy Twombly Gallery, The Menil Collection, in Houston. If you can ever get to Houston, please do not miss a visit to this incredible collection.
Image from The National Gallery of Art.