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 

SET WIDE THE WINDOW

“The pattern of our lives is essentially circular. We must be open to all points of the compass; husband, children, friends, home, community; stretched out, exposed, sensitive like a spider's web to each breeze that blows, to each call that comes.”  

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh 

I came home from Connecticut with an abundance of calm, a feeling I have not felt in a very long time. I came home laden with goodness and peace. I came home with direction and understanding and confidence. I came home with the knowledge that I am okay; I am loved and heard. I came home a little bit different then when I left. 

I have spent time over the last few days thinking of ways I might hold on to this feeling of pure joy; making it a permanent fixture in my life. For it was not only those 27 amazing woman who reached out to me and understood, but also my husband, who seems to have grasped just what this entire experience has meant to me. 

There have been numerous times in my life when I have made an effort to rejuvenate and recharge, and I understand that holding on to that feeling will be the tricky part. Practicing and doing what needs to be done to make it a continual and constant element in my everyday life will be a challenge.  Opening myself up to others and letting them in with no expectations or judgement is good start. Knowing that I am worthy is also important.  

"Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”  ~ Edith Wharton 
 

i will be adding some photos of the trip 
under the brief moment tab in a few days,
i will let you know when, so you can have a peek!  
xooox 

 

HANG OVER

May Reflection