Rosemary: The Back Story

I wrote this song many years ago but have continued to like the feeling of it, so I wanted to record it. It has a kind of Irish flavor.

My kids were upset with me when they first heard it on the CD. They thought I might have a secret love other than their mom. Actually Rosemary is a dream image—what the Jungians call an anima figure. An anima image can appear in the dreams of a man when his psyche is attempting to integrate his feminine side.

I like pairing this song with the song On The Shore Of My Heart, written a number of years later, where that interior intimacy seems much more ripened.