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 

enchantment || week 2

"I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to." 
— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

my week held a bit of uncertainty, getting the hang of new projects
and practices. . . 
backing away a bit and yet moving forward

to get ahead of it
i suggested a drive up to see the kids
which was just what i needed

"I spent a long time trying to find my center until I looked closely at it one night & found it had wheels and moved easily in the slightest breeze. So now I spend less time sitting and more time sailing. " 
— Brain Andreas,  Story People  

i spent some time looking for myself
in unexpected places
but all the time knowing right where i was 

"We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace." 
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

three things:
1. sometimes i miss not having a cat
2. i have meditated nine days in a row (i wonder how long before it clicks?)
3. i bought a brand new journal for a brand new class 

“Everything you can imagine is real.” 
― Pablo Picasso

how was your week?

one story || week 3

currently || week 1