circle

circle

A friend asked for a prayer. I fold my hands and start, “Dear God…” and I falter because I don’t know what I’m doing and to Whom I’d offer my pleas. Please. This doesn’t mean I don’t believe in prayer and intent and that there is power in belief. That is its own magic. So I […] more…
somewhere, beyond the sea

somewhere, beyond the sea

Was off to find that picture…the one on the rocks by the Mediterranean, sun sparkling. If I think about it I can smell the salt air and feel my sunwarmed skin browning. The top layer of photos is all dad. Young dad. Lolo. Gobsmacked. What were those muscles? We just covered this…All the muscles slowly […] more…
under cover

under cover

Crawled into the cave Just the dog and the cats. Oh. And me. I thank my friends for leaving me be.     more…
Sun breaking through

Sun breaking through

I forget still. Mom posted a picture of dad’s gravestone at the cemetery. She visits most Sundays. Still catches me off guard. This. I’m in the midst of a hormonal rollercoaster. Menopause. Alternately want to weep and hit things…hard. Trying to minimize collateral damage by keeping myself isolated. I come out on occasion for brief […] more…
quest ions

quest ions

So many questions…Is life worth living? What is a measure of success  or a life well lived? What is the point? Who do I love? How will I be remembered? What is my legacy? Who loves me? What is enough? more…
Eulogy for Elias K. Oyzon

Eulogy for Elias K. Oyzon

by John Elliot Oyzon (aka Beau) Is the world a darker place, now that one of its brightest lights has moved on to the next stage? Not if I have anything to do with it, because it’s incumbent upon us to shine that much more brightly to honor the man who showed us how. Elias […] more…
outside the center

outside the center

I’m sleeping with mom. She went to bed before me and I left her there. I check to make sure she is still breathing. I’m doing that thing.  We all are doing it. I think this may be the longest time she’s been able to sleep in days. I left her there. Get some rest. I smell […] more…
Elias Kausin Oyzon, 80

Elias Kausin Oyzon, 80

Born on 02/16/1933 to Margaritta Kausin and Proceso Albaran Oyzon departed this life on Monday, December 30,2013 Survivors include his wife, Paraluman Lomy) Oyzon; daughters Elouise Oyzon of Rochester, NY; Elice R Oyzon of Stafford, Va; Elaine Oyzon-Mast of Atlanta, GA; sons, John Elliott Oyzon of Phoenix, AZ and Benjamin E Oyzon of Brooklyn, NY; sons-in-law James McMurtrie; Chakib El Ghazzali; and Curtis Mast. He was […] more…
laugh, cry, hug

laugh, cry, hug

Leece lives here. She’s been taking care of a lot of the minutinae since it all began. Benny got home, dumped his bag, repacked it and right back on the train and was here to support mom in mere hours. The boys and I arrived last night. Elaine and family arrives in a few hours; (Beau) gets here tomorrow. […] more…
Family

Family

Watching sympathy and celebration unfold in pictures and stories, in nods of acknowledgement and words of support. It’s mostly love. All of it really. Cousins I don’t know. Nephews and nieces. Far flung family. All all all our friends that my parents have welcomed into our home. Family. more…
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