In my roots are Sicilian musicians. I followed this tradition, singing and acting at a young age. But like many, life took its own turn. As I set off in new directions, I never let go of singing and it never let go of me. Finally the time was right to pursue music. Best of all, my husband was willing to jump into the process with me, drawing on his decades of reading and writing poetry as well as discussing how we might use mine. Collaboration between husband and wife requires a deft hand but it really enhanced the final project.
We started writing songs together. Other lyrics followed, and this album was born—truly an “Arc of Love,” describing the stages we go through to find love. We owe many who have helped in this production, none moreso than our award-winning musical director and composer Doug Oberhamer. The moods, alternating between hope and hardship, longing and fulfillment, and finally satisfaction and commitment, are set to Doug’s captivating music. The songs are those of the heart; we hope you will find that they speak to you.