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 40

day 279
i lock the pugs in their kennels and head for home
they will be happy when mom and dad let them out
in a few hours. . .
i stop at the brewery and say goodbye to jordan, 
yelling over my shoulder, i love you, as i open the door to leave.
i plug in my phone and listen to a podcast as i drive towards home
back to him and the dog. . . 
and think about pain and rebellion and
how maybe i need to just live. i think i get it now. . . 
there is no such thing as finding balance and really living for me; 
i can't have both. there will always be pain and struggles and
uncertainty, there will always be tears and frustration and doubts
but if i really live, there will also be fierce love to counteract the pain, 
and laughter to balance the tears and sunsets and bird nests to notice
and dogs, i hope there are always dogs. . .  


thursday || week 40

tuesday || week 40