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“A Break in the Web” – for Nate

Banner photo:  Nate at the top of Devil’s Tower – an arduous climb – and typical of a Nate adventure.

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Devils Tower in northeastern Wyoming – you can see that scaling this monolith would be an accomplishment!    Image: https://www.nps.gov/deto/index.htm

Nathan O’Kones (February 16, 1982 – June 7, 2018)  –  our friend, computer expert, a young man who valued integrity, loved nature and the ocean – and being “outside” the box.

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For Nate – poem by Shelby Kane & matting by Sherri Reeve  http://www.sreeve.com/

A Break in the Web

We grieve because we are a part

of one another

Connected by the golden thread

that binds us all

The absence of another is felt deeply

within our souls

We are displaced

when someone has departed

We don’t feel right,

we don’t feel centered

We lose our place and feel invalid

Whenever life’s flow is interrupted

The threads of our existence unravel

It is the others in our life

who weave us back together

Making us whole and strong once again

                                                                                           by Shelby Kane

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Nate – sailing in the Virgin Islands

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The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond his departure.

You will

always feel that life touching

yours,

that voice speaking to

you, that spirit looking out of

other eyes,

            talking to you in the

                        familiar things he touched,

                                  worked with,

                                            loved as familiar friends.

He lives on in your life and in the lives of all others that knew him.

                               – by Angelo Patri

 

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Nate’s mom Barbara was here on Maui the last 12 days or so to finalize Nate’s responsibilities and material goods.  I feel blessed to get to know her – and Nate’s friends  we had never met.

Nate does live on.

Our son Johnny, who counted Nate as one of his best friends, planted an ulu tree, a tree that nourishes many (our “Nate” tree)  in our yard; we think Nate would like that.

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Nate’s glass tree plate – made by his beloved aunt

May we hold each other in the light.   As Ram Dass (& artist Sherri Reeve) say, “We are all just walking each other home.”

Our loss reminds us of the importance of each day and each person in our lives.

Aloha, Renee

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We love you, Nate.

 

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