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 

monday || week 24

day 165
Basil went to school today, to meet a classroom
full of 4th graders, "he looks like Shilo", one little girl said,
and that made me smile, because he does.
i walked away, thinking how i miss a roomful of children at times, 
miss their excitement and their wonder,
even miss the hallways, where their work is displayed. . . 
and then i remember all the rules and the paperwork!
we came home and took a walk, just missing the downpour.
later i made soup with tender summer vegetables. 

"Have the courage to let a thought slip by and not chase after it."

tuesday || week 24

sunday || week 24