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 

monday || intoxicating

day 51
i think today about how hard it is to inhabit the past and the present
and the future all at once. as a young mother i lived in the present
by force, no time to really give the past or the future much thought. 
today i strive for balance and yet, often find myself caught up in
the pain of my past actions, losses and mistakes. this often leads
to faulty choices induced by past outcomes, making me feel

i think about how i might move beyond this path. 
to dwell instead in a life which not only inhibits the right now,
but includes being generous and flexible enough
with myself, to be swept up and intoxicated by
what is just around the corner. 

tuesday || week 8

sunday || reunited