Martin Buber / I-You vs. I-It

A great relationship breaches the barriers of a lofty solitude, subdues its strict law, and throws a bridge from self-being to self-being across the abyss of dread of the universe. Article on Martin Buber’s strong appeal to human relations

Existential Isolation – The Terror of Separation

Even in the completest of love there remains an unsurmountable gap; an abyss of nothingness between the end of one finite creature and the beginning of another