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THE UNKNOWN-PART 2

Once upon a time, it seemed like changing my life was insurmountable; the unknown was very scary. Continue reading

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THE DOOR – PART 4

I see a door as a metaphor for making a choice to leave or stay. And choices are empowering. Doors go out and also go in. A door can lead to somewhere unknown – scary at first, but also beautiful. Continue reading

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THE DOOR – PART 3

When I composed “The Door” in 2012, my song felt like it was a huge secret. The fact that I was miserable in my marriage was not a secret to people whom I was close with. But finding the courage to divorce was overwhelming and my song helped to guide me. My husband never expected I would leave and my secret ate away at my insides. Continue reading

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THE DOOR – PART 2

Originally my last line of my song was, “I walked out the door.” A door is not only a metaphor for leaving, but also for entering. So instead of saying “walk out the door” I decided my last line would be “I went through the door.” And you don’t know what’s on the other side! Continue reading

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THE DOOR – PART 1

But because I did not have the courage to tell my husband, I kept my song “The Door” a secret for over a year. It was when my father died that I finally became ready to go through the front door into a new life. Continue reading

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THE UNKNOWN-PART 1

My song, “The Unknown” changed my life. A good friend gave my song another name: “The F.U. song.” Continue reading

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THIS FEELS SO WRONG

My post title is a line of lyrics from my song “The Unknown.” My song changed the direction of my life because it led me to divorce my husband after 31 years of marriage. Continue reading

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AUTUMN RECOLLECTIONS & ALONE

It turns out that the songs I’ve decided to record last are musically the most unusual and interesting. When I went into George Reich’s studio, I decided to arrange two songs together: Autumn Recollections and Alone. Both songs are among my earliest compositions; I was seventeen years old when I wrote them. I decided to exercise creative freedom by connecting the songs; they are short and similar in style. Each has dissonant chords, as well as three stanzas without a chorus. Three strings of the last chord on Autumn Recollections carries over into Alone, even though they are in different keys. Continue reading

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THE VERY FIRST SONG I EVER WROTE

I don’t remember exactly when I felt inspired to write my first song, but I clearly remember my friend, Elena, harmonizing beautifully with my song. Elena was an accomplished musician and she liked my song! That gave me confidence to continue composing and writing music. So I think I’ve written enough about the story behind the first song I ever wrote. I would love to rewrite some of the lyrics, but I’ve decided to leave them as testimony about a sweet song written by an immature, young girl.
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SAYING GOODBYE

I also named this post, “Saying Goodbye” for my song with that name. I began writing songs when I was a sixteen-years-old. The experiences in my life were channeled into each and every song, as well as projections of love and loss I hadn’t yet experienced.
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