July 11, 2015
I dedicate this song to my two wonderful nieces: 2 year-old Elyse and 3 month-old Sophie. They inspire me so much. I want to make this world more peaceful for them. In March 2015, my mom, dad, younger sister Lara, and I visited the Bay Area, California to be with my younger sister Mia, brother-in-law Mike, and niece Elyse to await the arrival of Sophie. Several times I played with Elyse as she pushed her wooden animals in a wooden truck on the floor of the living room. She called the animals “aminals” just like the title of this song “Aminals” by Baths. I just happened to listen to this song this afternoon as I worked on the edits of my first novel, a paranormal romance that takes place in Hawaii and a spiritual realm where spirits are trapped. The song made me think of my two nieces who I wish I could see more often even though I Skype with them almost weekly with my mom, dad, and baby sister Lara. It’s just not the same as seeing them in person.