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 

friday || week 8

i spent the day with myself
listened to a remarkable podcast
that stuck with me into the evening ( i will listen to it again)
i stopped and had coffee, sat at a table, all by myself
as the rain poured down sideways outside the window
i came home, my heart a bit more open
later there was a nap, just a few minutes i told him
only to wake up almost two hours later
all the time, the rain fell. . . 

"Yeah, and I think I write a lot about finding something extraordinary in an ordinary day. Maybe even something sacred in an ordinary day. And I think about that a lot. And I write about it a lot. And I think there's a longing out there for that kind of acknowledgement." ~ Carrie Newcomer

saturday || week 8

thursday || week 7