Life Lines

Life-Lines-LacingWe were reading an anthology on the predictions of 2012. Whether accurate or not, it stirred within us a sense of incredible connections— between us, the universe, ancestors and ancient traditions.

The story emphasizes the connections built throughout a lifetime, and over many lifetimes. As we age, those links to the past appear on our faces, indicating the depth of our experiences and the power of the universal web we all exist within. They are “life-lines” and are extraordinarily beautiful.



Lifelines run between us
Include and link everything
Each move, weaving and spinning
Yet another thread, whether we know it or notLifelines form the patterns
We know, so they comfort us
Daily habits and customs
Mesh into a net, each a perfect designHidden, concealed from view
Pressed inside
Carved by repetition
Softly, steady, an engravingUnobserved—these lines of connection
Breathing, radiating
Animated, strongly bindingVibrant and dynamic
We sense something words cannot describe
Held within that certain closeness
Somehow we feel more alive
Ever-changing, never-ending webLaugh lines frame our faces
Reflect who we have become
Echo more than time passing
Not another crease
Clearly it’s a lifeline


From Masterpiece, track released 01 February 2010
Cheryl Martlage – Lyrics and vocals
Emerson Martlage – Music, guitar and vocals
Mr Toad’s San Francisco – Mastering