hmmm, so along this vein...really, we can't be separated from those we love, right? because we are the same as the ones we love... and everyone else. we will actually completely merge with everything and everyone (although not really merge so much, because we've never been separate... but i guess realize our connection fully) and therefore be fully one with our loved ones. we are all one and the same and at that point we still will be, but without physical barriers...i believe that the true, unconditional love we have for our loved ones will echo throughout eternity. this is the same love as that of the one, and we can never be separated from it. imagining the future transformation to 4d seems at times a silly endeavor. if what i have read is true, i will be separated from my physical 3d body, and so will all of you. we hope that our loved ones will join us in the ascension, and if so, they also will be separated from their physical 3d bodies. but, to what? i'd rather not speculate (although i am leaning towards "energy bodies" and "social memory complex"). in this nearly "incomprehensible" future (a 3d mind cannot comprehend 4d "reality"), identity takes on a whole new meaning. we are abandoning the illusion of "separation" and accepting "oneness". so, the concept of identity shifts from the "individual" to the "singular" - all are identical, all are one. all is love.