Does this remind you of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in their beautiful pop country duet?
Before we go too far,
Let’s start in the beginning.
First of all, you may know of Ernest Hemingway’s novel, “Islands in the Stream.” Hemingway’s book was
written awhile before he passed away. (It is assumed Hemingway began this in 1950 and worked on it into 1951.)
His infamous life and readers’ endless fascination continued, causing this book to be posthumously published in 1970.
The book’s subject was about an artist who lives on an island. His wife and 3 sons come to visit. There is sadness in the story of his character named Thomas Hudson.
Hemingway’s book is broken into three parts revolving around the man and three periods in his life where the Sea has an impact.
Secondly, the novel was made into a serious movie, called by the same name, “Islands in the Stream.” George C. Scott portrayed the main character in 1977.
Now, you are ready to picture the popular singing duo of Kenny and Dolly.
The song, which doesn’t seem to have any known connections to Hemingway, was written in 1983 by the musical group The Bee Gees.
It was originally written for Marvin Gaye with rhythm and blues influences. I would like to hear it this way. . .
It was changed to be sung as a romantic duet, put on Kenny’s 1983 album. The song went on to make it on many popular radio music charts that year. It followed Kenny’s song, “Lady,” to become his next hit. For Dolly, it came after her beloved movie and song, “9 to 5.”
If you had not heard of this television show before, then you may not have realized it named an episode called, “Islands in the Stream.” A popular Canadian show is featured in Poland, shown on American television and also on Netflix. The teenager show with serious topics is called “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”
I like clouds and you may be subjected to more posts with their being displayed or highlighted. This cloud photograph was taken on my cell phone.
Do you have any creative or poetic thoughts evoked by the cloud display?