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 

Jordan, on the Blog

“Struck by lightning! Struck by lightning!” 
~ J.R.R. Tolkien 

I know, crazy huh! Jordan sent these to me yesterday; they had a huge lightning storm In South Andros, where he works, and he worked his magic and caught it. 

"How do you do this?" I asked him. 

"Oh, it is easy Ma," he says and continues on, texting me directions. 

I am one of those hands-on learners, and so I may need a lesson. And, he will be home in 11 days or so to give me one!  It seems like he has been gone forever.... oh wait, he has. I can't wait to see him, hear him laugh and touch him! He will turn around and head to Alaska right away. So I will need to focus and take all he has to offer in and hold it tight in my mama heart for another long three months. (I think he needs a new job!) 

"I don't remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child." 
~ Anne Lamott, Operating Istrucitons: A Journal of My Son's First Year