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 44

day 307
i crumble today, heading head first down a big black hole. 
i block everyone out but the dog, and retreat to safety. 
i allow myself to feel, and let my emotions flow;  i write
and i cry.  i see how miscommunications can so easily
lead to misunderstandings. i don't lay blame, but rather acknowledge
the raw feelings and why they are there. 
i use tools, that i have learned from wise teachers and pull from
past experiences.hoping to find release and light. 
slowly the pain eases and some possibilities arise. 
i understand i can change my mind tomorrow, but for right now
it seems right. 
i am grateful for noticing, grateful for moving through the pain
and into the light. grateful i did not hit force quit like i use to. 
grateful for the beauty i find every day in this life. 

tiny things i noticed. . . 
a one lone rose in the yard, how good it feels to wrap my hand around a warm cup of tea, juice from my apple dripping down my hand, the smell of root vegetables braising, packing for a gathering, how good the dog is at licking away tears and how beautiful the fog was laying over the river this afternoon. 

thursday || week 44

tuesday || week 44