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 || pretty in pink

day 22
i sit with sadness for a good part of the day. . . 
we talk, both of us still our morning sweats, long past noon. 
his calmness and wisdom helps calm me down some,
and i can see there are things we can do. 
i can't help but think of the times i saw my mother cry
about things so out of her control within our government. 
sitting in front of our tiny black and white TV, her trying to
assure me she was okay as tears streamed down her cheeks. . . 
i get it now mom, i do. 

monday || tossed

saturday || regret