Taking Flight

from by Cheryl and Emerson Martlage

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Excited about the new possibilities of the upcoming retreat, we created “In Touch In Tuscany.” It was our umbrella website that we launched, so we could host conferences beyond the first one. In many ways, it felt like we were starting off on a bold new adventure—a new beginning of sorts. Taking flight once again!


Running in the night, trying to take flight
Breaking loose from everything
That has held me captive

Barefoot on the dew, taking every clue
I feel my feet above the ground
Rarely, barely touching down

Letting go of old ways
Making room for some change
Playing hide and seek with gravity
Hardly ever touching down

Playing hide and seek with gravity
Hardly ever touching down

Running like a child, forever free and wild
Shooting stars are in my eyes
All I see is promise

Taking to the air, breezes in my hair
Reaching out for everything
I can catch with open arms

Rarely, barely touching down
Hardly ever touching down


from Layers, track released June 17, 2011
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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