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 

saturday || dad's slides

saturday || dad's slides

day 175

i spend the day deep inside memories
going one by one through my father's slides
i slide each one into the view finder, hit download and
load the next one in, until the small rectangle box is empty
there is no order, i might find one of me on my 3rd birthday
along with one of my oldest son as a baby. . .  
i image dad getting into them one day, confused and wondering
what the hell. . .  and someone coming in and saving them
putting them back into the boxes in no particular order
i kind of like it that way. .  .

i know this was a "selfie" before there was even such a thing
the boat is tiny, the two of them and the dogs are all that would fit
the camera is sitting on the truck, tilted a bit. i love the way mom has her arm
tucked into his, and i can almost here her telling the dog to sit

i am about a third of the way through
 

monday || week 26

monday || week 26

friday || full sun

friday || full sun