Very Valentines

Very fine is my valentine.
Very fine and very mine.

“A Very Valentine”
Gertrude Stein
This is an extremely early, low-res image of my cats Lotus and Mitchell, taken in about 2001, before I knew much about photography. What I wouldn’t give to be able to recapture this pose now! At 17 years old, Lotus and Mitchell are still “very valentines.”