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 

sunday || navigation

day 36
a few days back i clean out the bathroom drawers and come across
a compass tucked deep inside the back of the toothpaste drawer.
i almost pitch it into the garbage with the old samples of shampoo and hotel soap. 
but instead i toss it onto the counter, where it sits for most of the day. 
later i go in and notice the points of the compass glow in the dark. 
i pick it up, turning it and myself around the dark room and notice which way is which. 
i decide to place it on the back of the toilet, beside the seashells
and rocks i find and can't seem to part with.  

i am surprised how i notice it now. i find myself picking it up and asking
in my mind; in what direction should i head . . .  today, tomorrow, next week? 
it is a good reminder to be open to what may be, or what is possible. 
a tangible cue to step outside that bathroom door with openness and anticipation. 

monday || silence

saturday || forgiveness