Loneliness: The Normal State.
Being Alone. We are alone. We are always alone with ourselves-regardless of physical proximity or mental closeness, we are alone.
Friendship. Friendship is valued as it lowers the threshold of loneliness. The closer we are to people, the greater the friendship, the more we value it. To lose a close friend is to accentuate ones’ loneliness.
Love. The greatest friendship of all. The love that can exist between two people is almost a case of absolute friendship. Indeed, in the highest act of love, lovemaking, the climax produces a state whereby the two become one. If it is difficult to accept the loss of a friend and the subsequent return to the lonely state, then the loss of a loved one can be almost un-bearable. It is an acute return to loneliness, the normal state.