Flowers and Thorns

Recently I paid a visit to my small hometown.

My purpose was multiple but included a book signing at the the library. A portion of this turned into a class reunion – of sorts. Laughter, hugs, and encapsulating years of news in a few sentences. A friend took photos while I chatted and posed and carried on as if I knew what I was doing.

Two of the photos especially come to mind. In each of them a male classmate is flanked by me and another female classmate. It this the thorn among flowers or flowers among the thorns.

Flower or Thorn?
Flower or Thorn?

How would you pose with classmates?