Let’s Face the Music and Dance

“There may be trouble ahead
But while there's moonlight and music
And love and romance
Let's face the music and dance

Before the fiddlers have fled
Before they ask us to pay the bill
And while we still
Have the chance
Let's face the music and dance…”

Full Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Woke up this morning (Sunday) at 5:30 am – way early. (something about being 40, my husband says!)

This old Fred Astaire movie was on and as I pondered the struggles and ups and downs of life. As I thought about school starting in three weeks, this song just truly resonated with me. Above is a youtube video with Nat King Cole singing.

We are where we are. All we can do is what we can do. Freak out. Stress out. It does no good.

Sometimes, you've just gotta face the music and dance.  Enjoy your summer, my friends in North America.

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3 thoughts on “Let’s Face the Music and Dance

  1. My summer is a little longer than yours, but vanishing quickly. I have yet another new teaching assignment next year, so I am very busy preparing the class outline and getting things ready to teach science at the middle school level. I am expecting to have them toss in math before the summer is over! May you have a blessed three weeks and a wonderful beginning to the new school year!

  2. Hi Vicki. Always enjoy your outlier posts. Watched the video, and I love to dance (for real). I dance with my students. They hate to love it when I do. 🙂

    But, I couldn’t resist – sorry – Couldn’t we better face the MUSIC and DANCE if these programs would not have been cut?

    Just kidding with you. Hope you have a great three weeks of pre-pre-planning. Go get ’em this year!

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