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 || week 36

day 251
she woke this morning with tandem bikes on her mind;
it felt glorious to let the other "stuff" slide off her back
she remembered the wise words of her one-time oncologist, 
who told her attitude was half the battle. . . 
she was determined to win that fight
and she did, coming out the other end stronger, chin-up
and grateful. she suddenly understood, she had been filling herself
with the wrong things, carrying around baggage, that was good-for-nothing
as if she were a vagabond, panhandling for love, empathy and joy. 
but somehow, by the skin of her teeth, she landed today
among the sunflowers and light, basking in all the goodness, 
as the rain poured down outside her window

“That’s how you can tell that you’re filling yourself with the wrong things. You use a lot of energy, and in the end, you feel emptier and less comfortable than ever.” 
― Glennon Doyle Melton, Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed

thursday || week 36

tuesday || week 36