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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 

how it begins

how it begins

A puppy is a puppy is a puppy.
He’s probably in a basket with a bunch
of other puppies.
Then he’s a little older and he’s nothing
but a bundle of longing.
He doesn’t even understand it.
Then someone picks him up and says,
“I want this one.” 
- Mary Oliver

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I forget how they are so full of energy and chew on everything. And even though you give them tons of chew toys, they still prefer the rungs of the dinning chairs. I forget how stubborn they can be, because the world is so new to them and they want it all right now. I forget how they murmur in their sleep and wonder if he is missing his mother, or maybe his four brothers. I forget the smell of puppy breath and the way they give kisses so generously. I forget how easily it is to fall in love. 

xo. Cathy
 

full circle

full circle

Baker is home

Baker is home