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 

three on tuesday || no right way

three on tuesday || no right way

“I made cranberry sauce, and when it was done put it into a dark blue bowl for the beautiful contrast. I was thinking, doing this, about the old ways of gratitude: Indians thanking the deer they'd slain, grace before supper, kneeling before bed. I was thinking that gratitude is too much absent in our lives now, and we need it back, even if it only takes the form of acknowledging the blue of a bowl against the red of cranberries.” 
― Elizabeth Berg, Open House

on thursday i will welcome december,
while reflecting on november's month of gratitude.
acknowledging the birds at the feeders, 
a warm home and clean sheets, but
also aware that there is so much more.
gratitudes, i can feel but can't put into words,
yet. . . but i am aware and learning. 
i come away with the understanding that
there is no right or wrong way to notice
and give thanks, other than just doing so. 
every. single. day. 
making it a habit, a constant, a necessity,
for a full life.   

an act of faith || week 48

an act of faith || week 48

light switch || week 47

light switch || week 47