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Twice every year, we had to find someone trustworthy to stay at our place in California with the dogs and take care of the house. We had repeated the cycle of coming and going for many years, so we understood the process well. Curiously, someone always showed up just in time, making it a win-win for everyone. When you least expect it, a solution appears.

We found that if we "trust the process," things always work out just fine. We have confirmed that saying over and over again. Trust.

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They say that the best laid plans
Are often bound to change
If all goes along just as expected
Then it seems strange

But even with a draw-back or two
Somehow we manage to make it through
Do a work-around or take a detour
Find a new way
Even better, let the way find you

Something will show up
To make things all work out right
Just the way we thought it might
Maybe better than we imagined it would be

But even with a setback it seems
Underneath the glitch is a different scheme
Have to figure out just which way to go
Take a new path
Even better, let the path take you

And something will show up
To make things all work out great
Sometimes we just have to wait
Get ready for something
To show up and turn out right

That’s just the way it is
Something always shows up


from Masterpiece, track released February 1, 2010
Cheryl Martlage - Lyrics and vocals
Emerson Martlage - Music, guitar and vocals
Mr Toad's San Francisco - Mastering


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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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