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 

wednesday || well 27

day 188
i thought a lot today about my need to fix things;  
the need to take away someone's pain or help them through
a hard time. . . 
i have come to understand that fixing things is not always possible, 
and often not within my power. . . 
pain, along with hardships are all part of life,
and often provide personal growth. i see that they both can make me feel uncomfortable. 
what i need to practice is listening with compassion and understanding, with an open mind
and an open heart. 

thursday || week 27

tuesday || basil's birthday