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 

wednesday || the dog park

wednesday || the dog park

Dogs invite us not only to share their joy but also to live in the moment, where we are neither proceeding from nor moving toward, where the enchantment of the past and future cannot distract us, where a freedom from practical desire and a cessation of our usual ceaseless action allows us to recognize the truth of our existence, the reality of our world and purpose--if we dare. 
~ Dean Koontz 

“One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us.” 
― Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
“On the other hand, dogs eat with gusto, play with exuberance, work happily when given the opportunity, surrender themselves to the wonder and the mystery of their world, and love extravagantly.” 
― Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
“Dogs might love a place, as people do, but the only place they love beyond all others is the place where you are.” 
― Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

a couple of hours at the dog park. . . 
 

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play dirty || week 2

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