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Unholy tree


Perhaps I'm behind the times and this is something that is done a lot, but when I saw this Christmas tree, assembled bottom up, in a florist shop, it shocked me. I called it an "unholy" tree because it felt like seeing a crucifix upside down (I'm not Catholic, but the intention behind flipping the crucifix is what bothers me).  I'm probably weird or overly sensitive, but the avant-gardism did not tickle me in anyway; rather it made me uncomfortable.  Heebie-jeebie city.




S
eeing the amount of space in the florist shop, putting the tree upside down may be a problem-solving solution rather than a creative choice, but I still don't like it. At least I can look at it now without shuddering or having to glance away. :P

Thanks, Florist, for letting me photograph your tree. :D

 

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frigg
Dec. 13th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
lol

I was imagining something much worse. :p
mnfaure
Dec. 13th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
Hehe. I figured you were. >:}
mindseas
Dec. 13th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
It would make me uncomfortable too.
mnfaure
Dec. 14th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
Glad to know I'm not alone. :P
bkdunn
Dec. 13th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
It's kind of a pagan symbol, so it's not really "sacrilege" unless you're pagan I guess.
mnfaure
Dec. 14th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, "sacrilegious" was the first word that popped into my mind, too, but given the pagan nature of the symbol, it didn't fit. Neither did "un/holy" but I was at a loss for words. :P
nipernaadiagain
Dec. 14th, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)
Our "tree" this year kind of seems to have horns, looking a bit like a green Yule Goat.

That is so because the student friends of my older son wondered, could they construct a tree from branches discarded by the lumberjacks.

Sarviline puu

mnfaure
Dec. 14th, 2011 10:31 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing!

I'd rather see a yule goat than an upside down tree. :D
clarentine
Dec. 14th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
I _like_ that tree! Lots of personality there.
luna_e
Dec. 16th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
I like the recycled Yule Goat, too :) Non-traditional, but clever and sculptural.
clarentine
Dec. 14th, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
Trees like that were all the rage a couple of years ago, for the space-saving reasons you suggest...and then they just weren't anywhere to be found. Probably for reactions just like yours.
mnfaure
Dec. 15th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I imagined that perhaps one or three people/businesses had tried it, just to make a statement, but I would never have thought someone had tried to market them! O.O
cathemery
Dec. 16th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
It's odd, but at least there isn't a trunk sticking out the top.

I can't help but think it would be in even more danger of tipping than a regular tree, say someone had a toddler, cat, dog, person who happened to bump into it. ... as you've no doubt noticed, theirs is wedged into a corner.
mnfaure
Dec. 21st, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
That tree is just wrong on so many counts. :P
luna_e
Dec. 16th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, goodness, that is creepy and ugly, in my opinion! I have seen "hanging trees" that are a little better, but still disconcerting (normal trees hung upside down from the ceiling). A friend suggested that to me as our cats do not allow me to have a tree, but it feels "unholy" to me, too.
mnfaure
Dec. 21st, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
Very creepy. Very ugly. :P

And I don't know that I would care for a hanging tree. o.O
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