A cat in a bathroom sink in Somerville.

Claudia Lehan’s cat “Kitty” lying in the bathroom sink in our apartment on Appleton Street. I walked in, saw her lying there with the bemused yet relaxed look on her face and ran out, hurriedly returned with my camera and flash, which I aimed at the ceiling for a wide diffused bounce lighting. Claudia was my roommate in the early 1990s; Kitty lived the last years of her life with my uncle Bruce in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Photographs of Somerville.