Single Bloom People, Double Bloom People
Recently I had an exchange with Christina of Creating my own garden of the Hesperides about the possibility of all people being divisible into two types: those who prefer single blooms and those who prefer double blooms.
Single blooms, we both agreed, were best. For me, single blooms are appealingly simple and unadulterated. Double blooms tend to be excessively … busy, in a way that is distracting. Single blooms are like a slice of apple pie, double blooms are like those foams they serve at avant garde restaurants.
And people who prefer single blooms tend to be wise, honest, and compassionate. I’m not claiming to have all those qualities myself, I am merely laying out the facts.
A new study by Harvard University researchers, which I am fabricating as I write, divides prominent historical and contemporary figures based on their stated preference for single versus double blooms. The study’s findings may surprise you!
People of the Past and Present Who Prefer Single Blooms
People of the Past and Present Who Prefer Double Blooms
Where do you stand on the single bloom/double bloom divide? Do you feel lovers of double blooms have been slandered? And no sidestepping the question by claiming to like semi-double best!