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…

For Uncle Dam, but mostly for us.

This was a message when my Uncle Dam passed away. I am listening to it now. more…
Through the years

Through the years

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And the bottom fell out

And the bottom fell out

A single happening can blow out the bottom of the world. It’s been a glorious Christmas week. This morning we took pictures of the family; huddled together; chained our hands…my brothers and sisters and parents and me, “The Oyzon Family Circle”.The drive from my parents’ place to home is about eight hours. We took long […] more…
in touch

in touch

That’s what happens when you binge on books and then run on four hours of sleep. Close the door to the office to dampen the sounds of passersby. Roll my sweater into a ball and use my coat as a blanket. I press the small of my back into the concrete floor. It’s cold. Light headed. […] more…
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