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 Baker.  

Thank you so much for stopping by. 


 ©Cathy Sly 2018 


But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

~ Alber Camus



The past weekend was quiet; the two of us and the dog moving about the house, each of us doing our own thing. He was not feeling well, seems I gave him my cough, and I am on the last leg of this crud, so staying home seemed like a good thing to do. He worked a bit on his new office space and read a ton and cooked. 

The dog and I walked and we did run a few errands, but did not leave the valley, mostly there was a lot of quiet time. I cooked comfort food and there was a bottle of a good red wine shared, one we bought awhile back. "Should we save it for something special?" I asked. And he said we were special. 

And he is right. We need to learn to celebrate the simple harmony of our lives by honoring the moments that don't present themselves with a lot of pomp and circumstance. For these simplest moments deserve our jubilation, our mindfulness and our gratitude. 

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.

~ Peace Pilgrim 


i hope your week unfolds gently,