In Loving Memory of Our Friend....Nathanial Meade
Nathanial Meade, or 'Nate' as we knew him, joined our online community in December of 2005. That he was a man of conscience and intelligence was apparent from the beginning. When Nate spoke, people listened. A humanitarian at heart, he graced our minds with words that made us think. His kind but outspoken nature made us pause and consider our humility before each other.
As we knew him, Nate's greatest strength was his honor and his respect for his fellow man. He was quick to lend support to those in need and equally quick to chastise those who acted without care or honor. He gave love and friendship unselfishly and unconditionally. He was a leader among us. Ever one in search of abiding truth, he procedes us now..to learn the greatest truth. Though we have lost a dear friend and true companion, we will journey on toward the same truth, having some comfort in meeting our beloved friend at the journey's end.
Nathanial passed on this April of 2007.
Rest in peace and eternal joy, my friend, your words and memory will live on in our hearts.
On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world.
~Henry David Thoreau