…face the music…

“The phrase ‘face the music’ has an agreeable imagery.

A commonly repeated assertion is that ‘face the music’ originated from the tradition of disgraced officers being ‘drummed out’ of their regiment. A second popular theory is that it was actors who ‘faced the music’, that is, faced the orchestra pit, when they went on stage.

A third theory, was recounted with some confidence by a member of the choir at a choral concert attended recently.  It relates to the old UK practice of West Gallery singing. This was singing, literally from the west galleries of English churches, by the common peasantry who weren’t allowed to sit in the higher status parts of the church. The theory was that the nobility were obliged to listen to the vernacular songs of the parishioners, often with lyrics that were critical of the ways of the gentry.” (phrases.org.uk)

“A real leader faces the music even when he/she doesn’t like the tune!” – Unknown

“When anger arises, think of the consequences” – Confucious

“Everybody, sooner or later sits down to a banquet of consequences” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things” – Bruce Barton

“Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise folk” – Thomas  Huxley

“It is the common wonder of all, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike. – Sir Thomas Browne

Cheers to an internet find-Friday muse interlude that sings— face the music!….Great weekend y’all!



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