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 

thursday::week 27

Today I listened to a podcast interview with Pico Iyer, who talked about stillness. My favorite quote was how we are "rediscovering the urgency of slowing down". He did not say we need to get rid of our social media or all the devices we use, in fact he talked about how they have made our lives better and really more joyful. But now more than ever, we really need to take time for stillness. He talked about different ways we all might practice this. He also noted that years ago when you slipped away for a vacation, people wanted to know where you were going, and would often ohh and aww over your destination. Today however, people's eyes open wide with amazement and admiration, when you say you are going offline for a while. Something to ponder and think about. 

183/365
gratitudes...
a healthy check up for Basil and meds for the 4th, paying-it-forward at the drive thru at Starbucks, air conditioning (still), a good library run, signed up for a new photography class, watching the birds play in the birdbath (they must get hot too), lots of raspberries from the garden and shrimp for dinner. 
 

friday::week 27

wednesday::week 26