Noah said, "I don't look at anyone but You; even if I do, it's only a pretext, for You are the real object of my glance. I am in love with Your making— both in the moment of thankfulness, and when patience is required. How should I be in love, like the unfaithful, with that which You have made?" The one who loves God's making is glorious; the one who loves what God has made has no faith.
Mathnawi III: 1359-1361 Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski "Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance" Threshold Books, 1996