Petal to the metal: On the hunt for my floral soul mate

Meredith Cummings
3 min readApr 9, 2024
The sunflowers in a field near me have not bloomed yet but they make me so happy.

I’ve been thinking about my favorite flower and how I no longer have one.

As a child, I loved yellow roses. I’m not sure why, except that my mom’s favorite color was yellow and that probably informed my choice. Isn’t it funny how, as children, we absorb even the smallest things, like preference for color?

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Meredith Cummings

Muppety. Freelance journalist, Teaching Assistant Journalism Professor at Lehigh University, Essayist, Book reviewer