ecstacy, and a little curry

Coleman Barks, poet and pre-eminent translator of the works of Rumi into English:
"I love to have poetry along with music and movement and even cooking. It’s good to have a lot of different art forms going at once, because they deepen each other ... to go into the heart. These are all the tastes and fragrances that Rumi talks about in knowing the divine ... The written page has become so lonely. I like to bring back a cello near the page, and, if I can, a little curry."