The Cute & The Creepy
My friend Minna had Swahili lessons in Uppsala (about 40 minutes north of Stockholm, so I got to spend the day wandering the city. Uppsala is cute in the quaint-mediaeval town turned tourist attraction kinda way. Uppsala is creepy in the reflection of dark Swedish culture, history of Black Death and epic cathedral filled with skulls sorta way. I spent the day feeling both cute and creepy.
For example, Minna said that my outfit (black leather jacket and cataract protection sunglasses) made me look like a member of a bad 80s synth band -- cute. I spent the afternoon walking around a cemetery reading gravestones in said 80s synth band outfit -- creepy.
Here are some other examples:
Flowers = cute!
Skull-pture = creepy.
Yarn bomb bowtie = cute!
Headless statue = creepy.
Bear rolling in the grass = cute!
Life-like wax statue of the Virgin Mary = sooooo creepy.
Boyish good looks = cute!
"Have you seen this boy?" = creepy.