Behind these frenzied notions is the glimpse of a continuity possible through the beloved. Only the beloved, so it seems to the lover—because of affinities evading definition witch match the union of bodies with that of souls—only the beloved can in this world bring about what our human limitations deny, a total blending of two beings, a continuity between two discontinuous creatures. Hence love spells suffering for us in so far as it is a quest for the impossible, and at a lower a level, a quest for union at the mercy of circumstances. Yet it promises a way out of our suffering. We suffer from our isolation in our individual separateness.

Georges Bataille

Erotism: Death & Sensuality