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Duality in Dear Hearts and Gentle People

by Robin Killian

A performance by Bing Crosby introduces the narrative of Duality and reinforces the theme. The lyrics of “Dear Hearts and Gentle People” starts our narrative. As he performs, we are exposed to the notion of personal duality and the idea that darkness and light can coexist in the same entity.
The lyrics say,
I love those dear hearts and gentle people - Who live in my hometown - Because those dear hearts and gentle people - Will never ever let you down
They read the good book from Fri til Monday - That’s how the weekend goes - I’ve got a dream house - I’ll build there one day - With picket fence - And ramblin’ rose
With that in mind, the theme of the piece is that anyone, including the “dear hearts and gentle people,” can be involved in the BDSM/dom/sub world. Those who are involved tend to appear as ordinary, every day people - and they are!

"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" Performance by Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby sings “Dear Hearts and Gentle People”

from The Bing Crosby Show (1954)
Creator: Frederick De Cordova (As Fred DeCordova)
Distributor: CBS
Posted by Robin Killian