How I learned to live with love and loss this Valentine’s Day
She was never going to be mine.
This tortoiseshell cat with piercing green eyes, I did not want.
She sat in a cage in a Birmingham pet store and looked up at me. I did not want a pet store cat. If I wanted a cat at all, it would come from the animal shelter. But there she was, a kitten separated from her siblings who were huddled in…