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 

sunday || courage

sunday || courage

day 15
today i am grateful for the crisp blue sky and the cold air, for bottled water because ours has to be boiled for one more day, for the voice in my head that tells me over and over to slow down and take in each moment, for waffles for breakfast and the kind lady from Xfinity who helped me and was so patient, for the sun coming through the front window and a small bouquet of daffodils, for the courage to step outside my box and his encouragement, for the dog and how he makes us both laugh and for time to pray on a long walk in the woods. 

“It seems to me that the less I fight my fear, the less it fights back.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

monday || purging

saturday || woodpecker

saturday || woodpecker