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 

currently || week 5

"Poetry calls us to pause. There is so much we overlook, while the abundance around us continues to shimmer, on its own." 
— Naomi Shihab Nye

r e a d i n g || My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
l i s t e n i n g || to the The Paper Kites & On Being
w a t c h i n g || the movies up for best picture

w e a r i n g || jeans and t-shirts  
n e e d i n g  || quiet time and sun
h a s h t a g g i n g || #momentswithbasil and #tinytinymoments

p l a n n i n g || the garden
p r a c t i c i n g || mindfullness and grace
c o n s i d e r i n g || where to end up

e a t i n g || dark chocolate with sea salt
c o o k i n g  ||  simple and real
d r i n k i n g || water and peppermint tea with honey

e n j o y i n g || books of poetry
f e e l i n g || confident and a bit teary eyed  
t h a n k f u l || for this practice

"Today you will say things you can predict and other things you could never imagine this minute. Don't reject them, let them come through when they're ready, don't think you can plan it al out. This day will never, no matter how long you live, happen again. It is exquisitely singular. It will never again be exactly repeated." 
— Naomi Shihab NyeI'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK?: Tales of Driving and Being Driven

how was you week? 

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