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 2017 



i wake and i feel the pull of home
and think about the long day ahead
my heart is full, and i think
i must come up with another way to say it
for i have overused that phrase
over the last few days
the three of us laugh on the plane
we sleep and read, watch movies
each of us savoring inside what the days behind us meant
we say our last goodbyes, more hugs, more heart tugs, 
i am wiped out i think. . . 
i come home to an empty house (Basil is fishing with the boys)
which makes me so happy
and i wonder. . . 
how did i come to be so blessed?
i am not questioning it right now but just going to take it all in
with gratitude . . .  
and a full heart