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 || week 45

day 310 || gratitude
i watch the sky change all day long: fog, pounding rain, drizzles, patches of sun and darkness. condensation gathers on the inside of the windows and i find the unevenness of it beautiful.  we stop to watch as leaves fall like raindrops among the density of the green earth. later, i see so clearly that i am sometimes like that sky; moods changing all over the place throughout the day., struggling with pain and resentment. later i contemplate how there is so much goodness to be found on a dark, rainy day and wonder what might happen if give way to that beauty deep inside myself, even among the deep pain that surfaces at times. i am grateful for time to process this, for conversations that lead me to see things differently and for yet another chance. 

And to tell the truth I don't want to let go of the wrists of idleness, I don't want to sell my life for money, I don't even want to come in out of the rain.

~ Mary Oliver 


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