Lord Krishna (His Lilas and Teachings) -Swami Sivananda
Gopis Suffer Pangs of Separation and Search for Lord Krishna
Sri Suka said: “At the sudden disappearance of the Lord, the damsels of Vraja  became disconsolate. As they were not able to find Him, they were greatly distressed like the she-elephants which miss their leader. Their hearts began to burn in the fire of separation. Their hearts had been so much taken up by the gestures, piercing glances, delightful conversation, sports and frolics and movements of Sri Krishna, that they began to act like Him in a variety of ways. So they imitated His deeds and even called themselves Krishna.