I believe that everything starts by paying attention. Life is imperfect and any magical light we can bring into our day is worthy of our gratitude. Laughter and love, joy and celebrations slip into our lives with ease but learning to cope with the deep pain life brings to us is also necessary. I do this best with my camera, chasing down light, zooming in and out and pairing it all with truth. 

I live in Western Washington with my husband of 40+ years, in the home where we raised our three sons. We share that home now with our sweet beagle named Basil. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

 

 ©Cathy Sly 2017 

PROPERLY PRACTICED

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.” 

~ Elizabeth Zimmermann

 

After days of crisp, bright sunny mornings we woke to fog today. The kitchen was even darker than it normally is as I headed out to make my latte so I took my camera with me for proof. After all that wonderful light east of the mountains the darkness of our kitchen here has kept me away. But somehow the fog pulled me in this morning.

We have toyed with the idea a few times of adding a skylight in our kitchen, because even on the brightest of days, it is dark.  I doubt that will happen. I get around pretty good in the darkness after 28 years here.  I made my latte and headed back to catch up on some of the blogs I follow and just like that I thought I should become  a knitter. 

I find the idea of knitting needles sticking out of my bag very romantic. And I love the idea of something tangible coming together (taking shape ~ ha) within my hands. I also envision rows and rows of yarn unraveling and scarves that are shaped like flattened snakes. But, for a split second I thought I might give it a go. I must admit however I was a bit nervous about what that quote above meant. . . properly practiced? 

i hope your week is going well, 

tell me. do you knit? 

xoxoo 

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