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|| day 240

monday|| day 240

“There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” 
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees

i wonder just how honest to be here
but remind myself it is my space
and i do it for healing, to mark the passing of  time,
to look back and remember, to move forward with intent
to wonder and grow but also to notice when something
is just not right. . .  

i am afraid to stop for fear that will be it, 
so here i am showing up every day, doing what i can
to keep the pain at bay, 
today i took some huge, brave steps
today i choose me. . . 

but in the end i could not hit publish, 
in the light of the next day, i can

tuesday || day241

tuesday || day241

sunday || day 239

sunday || day 239