Normal is an illusion. What’s normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.
This week, Ann-Christine invites us to share our version of “creepy” in keeping with our recent Halloween holiday and the beginning of the winter season in parts of the world.
You can imagine my surprise when I saw this skeleton sitting down to dinner in the National Gallery of Victoria Museum in Melbourne. I added a selective blue light filter to highlight the eeriness of this scene.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.~The Fly
This image, reposted from earlier this year, will always come to mind when I think of creepy things. This magician’s custom ring from the Harry Houdini Museum in New York City was made with a glass eye.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.~The Tempest (William Shakespeare)
In ancient Rome, statues of dogs used to guard homes. They were inscribed with the warning “Cave canem”–which is Latin for “Beware of the Dog.” I suspect that these modern-day doorknockers from Florence continue the tradition of scaring away the evil spirits.
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.