even cherabim get heartbroken
can a picture of a loved one ever really compensate for what is missing - be it buried in the ground or exiled into silence?
(discussed on this page is the question of where is the ark. Was the ark of the first temple buried within the temple, or taken into exile into Babylon. The ark wasn't in in the second temple, instead there were images of the cherabim on the curtains. according to this page, these cherabim were the form of a male and female embracing showing the love relationship between God and the people)