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While reading “No Boundary” by Ken Wilbur, and the book,“Androgeny” we became very interested in the concept of breaking down barriers to become more whole and integrated. Those ideas seemed to be foundational and critically important to our journey and new partnership. In particular, Emerson was working on dismantling the “ego” and integrating masculine and feminine qualities into some new ways of being—more “androgynous.” We felt certain that pre-conceived boundary lines were limiting who we could become.

Check out our related story at Uncommon Promise
uncommonpromise.com/story/End+of+the+Line

lyrics

In this world of black and white, I see shades of gray
We determine wrong from right, we know how to play
We know just how to play

When will it ever end, this battle waged within again
Conflict resolved, problem solved, tension dissolved.

Constantly this or that is so extreme
Better to be in-between, that’s where
I understand your view and you see mine
Never just drawing the line
End of the line

In this scheme of up and down, I see middle ground
Never simple in or out, empty all around
There’s empty all around

When will it ever end, this battle waged within again
Conflict resolved, problem solved, tension dissolved

Constantly this or that is so extreme
Better to be in-between, that’s where
I understand your view and you see mine
Never just drawing the line
End of the line

Just beyond the cut and dried there is something more
Everyday what we decide is rarely either/or
It’s rarely either/or

When will it ever end, this battle waged within again
Conflict resolved, problem solved, tension dissolved

Tension dissolved

credits

from Where I Need to Be, track released June 1, 2005
Cheryl Martlage - Lyrics and vocals
Emerson Martlage - Music, guitar and vocals
Tom Tomasello - Producer/Arranger
Jim Bruno - Vocal producer
Mr Toad's San Francisco - Mastering
Inspiration - Ken Wilbur and M. C. Escher

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Cheryl and Emerson Martlage San Diego, California

At the age of 48, and after 25 years of marriage, we headed to a secluded town for 6 weeks, to create a new relationship and begin again.

When we arrived as if by magic, we co-wrote our first song ever— "Never Sleep," evoking the mystery and magic of the new adventure. Twenty years later, we're still making music. Join us on our musical storytelling as the adventure continues to unfold
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