From the introduction to my edition of the Forbidden Rumi:
“As Rumi says, love hits everybody – if one is open enough, that is. It completely throws life into a spin, but what a spin it is! What will today bring? Another roller coaster ride of love in which moments of ecstatic weightlessness alternate with horrifying dips and drops that leave your stomach in your throat? Love is not just cream on the peaches. It will leave you roughed up and bruised as well. And yet all of us on the path of love need to go through its dark nights if we truly want to witness the beautiful first lights of morning.”
I might be fangirling over here.