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 38

day 261
i read from the book sporadically throughout the day,
filling it with sticky notes and turned down pages. 
a couple of days ago i convince myself to stop reading, 
it is too much, and there will be little chance of coming
out the other side unscathed.  
but the pull is mighty, so i take it slowly, digesting parts in tiny, 
manageable, bite size pieces. . .  
while the dog sits in my lap, offering up his warmth, 
and his unconditional love. 

“The journey is learning that pain, like love, is simply something to surrender to. It's a holy space we can enter with people only if we promise not to tidy up.” 
― Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior: A Memoir

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