I will never know you. That is an element of universal loneliness. Some terms: to swallow is to believe. The converse is obvious.
My main tool is observing nature. These days are dominated by the lower jaw of a mammal. The mammal might be an extinct American Horse, Equus occidentalis. Http://equus-occidentalis-lower-jaw.tripod.com.
I crave stillness. People like Eckhart Tolle can provide a good library read. But he is not a patch on memories of chats about F. Scott. In those days it was at a bar alongside beloved Dell Kerr. Dell taught American Lit at Michigan Tech. He was a spellbinder in the classroom and in the bar. He made Lit live. I learned about his death when I was on the ice. Now, some 46 years later, I am glad I chose not to let go of the rope. Http://crevassefield.tripod.com
Being closely held, sharing knowledge and touch -- these are elements of what I refer to as "Life in the Small". Examples are kept in the site Http://mn_natura.tripod.com. There are moments of great joy -- such as ones when pollen grains are recognized. You might copy this mn_natura link into your browser: http://mn_natura.tripod.com/
We moved from Los Angeles, Ca, to Red Wing, Mn, in 1987 to create Life in the Small. I worked for five years to make a two-year technical college engineering technology program. Http://glennbowie.tripod.com/aas.html, http://glennbowie.tripod.com/vibro01.html, http://glennbowie.tripod.com/goodvibes.html. A member of the last class, Elmer Hoffman, phoned me in the Spring of 2009 to tell me how important the program was to his career. He made me achieve a sense of fulfillment upon hearing his words.