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 24

day 162
"Calm your emotions and nourish your joy."  
i started my day with this reminder from the little book, 
i found yesterday. letting it guide my day some. 
i shared the berries with him at breakfast, but he passed up the lone pea. 
later we took the dog with us to pick up the door.
while in the store, so many people stopped to pet him
and ask his name. 
he felt very popular and loved, and wagged his tail. 
but most of all i thought of the joy he brought to them,
a tiny moment in their busy day, when they stopped for a pet
and a short conversation. 


saturday || week 24

thursday || week 23