Monday, December 08, 2008
Widow Nash Hyon
"It thrills me that something good might come out of this." --Nash Hyon
Good Mourning, Widows!
Good Mourning, Everyone.
Today we welcome into the club nobody wants to join, Nash Hyon, widow artist genius.
Nash was married to Ty Hyson, a commercial photographer. In 1992 Ty, age 60, died from lung cancer. He was a nonsmoker.
Since her husband's death 16 years ago, Nash Hyon has immersed herself in art work influenced by her late husband's dream. According to Norwalk's, The Hour, "(Ty)...Put the commercial work behind him..." He wished to explore his craft in a more artistic way.
"When he died," says Nash, "it propelled me into this other life of being an artist."
Using hot wax as paint, Nash recently placed third winning $2,500 for her entry in "Oncology on Canvas" a national competition sponsored by Lilly Oncology.
Nash plans to donate her winnings to Hole In The Wall Gang Camps founded by the late actor, Paul Newman.
Hyon Griefcase wishes Nash Hyon mourning joy all the days of her life.
Q: What could we call Frosty the Snowman if he sported a suntan?
A: A puddle!
"I love the sound of wind, whether it is sloughing through the pines in the Sierras or whistling around the steel and stone corners of lower Manhattan. But there is something especially eloquent about the sound of wind coming off water."
--The Big House, by George Howe Colt
After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen. Open what I lovingly refer to as a Joy-nal. Set a clock timer for ten minutes. Let the words "...Sound of wind" loop your brain.
Use strong adjectives. I don't say just cold, I say biting.
Now write something. Or as Nash Hyon does--paint something.
I dare you.
If you take ten minutes each day, dear widow, using Griefcase's quote as a guide to write (or paint) your treasured memory, imagine what treasures your joy-nal will hold.
Have a joy-filled day, Widows. Have a joy-filled day, Everyone.
...We're not alone.