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 2018 

currently || week 9

“What is it that brings me here to stand like a rock in this river of sound?” 
― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

r e a d i n g || The Signature of all Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (finally) 
l i s t e n i n g || to lots of podcast
w a t c h i n g || Downton Abbey

w e a r i n g || jeans and t-shirts and gore tex  
n e e d i n g  || an oil change (6,000 miles on that new car!) 
h a s h t a g g i n g || #ohbasil 

p l a n n i n g || what i want to do when i grow up
p r a c t i c i n g || meditation and mindfulness
c o n s i d e r i n g || myself

e a t i n g || the first asparagus
c o o k i n g  || twice a week
d r i n k i n g || dry soda (blood orange is my favorite so far) 

e n j o y i n g || signs of spring and my early morning swims
f e e l i n g || more focused and gentle
t h a n k f u l || for friends who encourage me and listen

“Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being... Wherever we may come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual.” 
― David Steindl-Rast

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