Of Montreal is the artist who wrote this quirky number with peculiar song title and lyrics that eventually lead to the repetition of, “Let’s pretend we don’t exist, let’s pretend we’re in Antartica.” Your guess is as good as mine when it comes to any discernible meaning of what he might have been getting at. Despite all its indeterminable aspects, “Wraith Pinned to the Mist” is a super fun song and it always comes to mind when searching for something full of curiosity and frivolity.
Meanwhile, the sloth bear, today’s creature less familiar, looks a bit timid to the more active qualities this song exudes. These seemingly sluggish creatures with exceedingly long tongue (see picture), are actually very adequate climbers and can run faster than humans. They are found throughout the Indian subcontinent and juxtaposing these unsuspecting bears with this song provokes a rare admixture of who knows what kind of colorful adventures may happen.
Therefore, when combining the odd song of an offbeat songwriter with an unpredictable bear who displays a sloth-like appearance, voilà! another who’d-a-thunk-it of human nature and mother nature. We are what we are regardless of how we may appear. A simple reminder to embrace the gifts you’re born with and run wild with them and maybe someone else will join in, and another, and yet another, and before you know it, a great big group of fun people and other creatures have joined along for a ride to who knows where.
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“Wraith Pinned to the Mist” by Of Montreal