Is this why the Jews stopped speaking to God as a people? As a people the more you live and survive the more you are distanced from the maker. As a person it seems so too. It appears at some point we are not here to join with the maker. We can for a time act as if we are together but at some point we have to settle in here on earth and absorb our separation. We are not able to stay too close for too long. Something must have gone wrong in the past to have created this distance but it is here. This leaves one having to accept their separateness and it is not always pleasant or easy.