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 


“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” 
~ Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar


there is an illusion
mindfulness { paying close attention} 
noticing. . . 
turning the mundane into 
astounding goodness  
but at times i just want it to be. . . 
a life unnoticed, 
does not mean it is wasted 
breathing space needed. . . 

hart's pass