* * *
…during this dreaming again both are looking to SIRIUS through their windows, remembering this magic moment in the Venetian church as Palma asked her for the names of the strings of her lute as she presented Palmas artwork at the official event over an year ago.
And there was a little ray of light falling directly on them.
That remembers a moment as if it was maybe 300 or 400 years ago…
And now it happens again here at the stage!
Both continuing dreaming and remembering in-front of the night heaven full of stars:
* * *
„A-D-E-a“ she wrote on her little sheet of paper.
Palma was so lucky to speak with her again as if it was after maybe 300 or maybe 400 years ago…
„Today the intercultural-dialogue organizers asked me to prepare a speech“, said Palma to her, „…a speech about the relation between the Canticle of Sun – this is the original Italian „Cantico delle Creature“ – and the relation to the Chinese culture. So I will prepare it and I want to compose some music piece for the 8 natural philosophical Trigrams of the 5000 year old Chinese Book of Change, I – GING.
Master LAO from China will explain the meaning for us and I will explain the meaning of the Psalm 104 and the „Cantico delle Creature“.
Do you want to play some music examples for our Titian-Art-Gallery speech?“ with your Chinese Lute?“
* * *
As both remembers this moment looking to SIRIUS Palmina played A-D-E-a on her Lute and Palma answered on his Viola: c-g-d‘-a‘.
* * *
„Yes, I will!“ Palmina said it with her soft voice and her golden smiling.
„This will be a great moment for history of Eastern and Western culture!“ he answered.
Palmas heart was filled with so much THANKFULNESS to know Palmina, to work officially with her for this speech.
They are two artists who like and love each other deeply inside their hearts and want to be very creative.
She will be the first who play for him his ‚8 Soli for Pipa‘ in the history.
She smiled and he smiled. Something very, very big happened now – something you only can feel – only those who can feel it are understanding this moment…
Palmina was the first who immediately understood the importance of this art-project-speech.
But they have to be careful that no one is destroying their common inter-cultural project.
Now so much well educated persons will expect this speech at the Titian-Art-Gallery. Not only the Chinese delegation came for this, also the important persons of Venice like Titian, the Master of Palma and Philosophers, Artists, Poets from all over Europe will come to the Gallery tomorrow.
„Our state is very proud of us to be such engaged artists who workout this intercultural-exchange-speech between East and West.“
„Yes, we are all ONE WORLD we are one Eurasian continent – one big continent with so much spiritual treasures and cultural traditions…“
Generations will speak in the future about this great moment and about us… maybe 300 or 400 years later also…“
* * *
And now both are dreaming, remembering in-front of the bright SIRIUS-‚Sotis‘ that magic moment:
Palma: A-D-E-a on her Lute and Palma answered on his Viola: c-g-d‘-a‘.
Both could feel their smile and thoughts.
And even if Palmina wrote A LETTER FOR PALMA and someone stole it, Palma could feel her writing as if he got the letter from heart to heart being surrounded by good thoughts, sympathy and love.
And even if Palma wrote A LETTER FOR PALMINA and someone stole the letter, Palmina could feel his good thoughts as if she got the letter from heart to heart being surrounded by good thoughts, sympathy and love.
* * *
„Palma?“ – „Yes?“
They where alone at the little wood-stage and the light was not so bright as it was during the concert.
„Palma, what will be in 300 or 400 years?“
„Do you think there is a possibility to meet again? I don’t want to be separated from you, not even in 300 or 400 years…“
„Hmm,… I also…, I also, Palmina… How we can find each other? Will I be a painter? A musician? A composer? A Writer?“
„A composer! …and…sure an artist!…and not a stack-beetle“
They both laughed.
„And you, Palmina?…“ –
„I don’t want to miss playing Lute…sure Lute,… I will…I will…. organise a project like this happened today… If it is possible to do so in 300 or 400 years…“, Palmina said this softly with her beautiful voice. The other people, not caring for them, are making always a soft noise in the background with speaking along their long tables. They are not seeing them on the stage, because the candles from the stage are now at the tables and shining there…
Palmina and Palma where very carefull. So they went together through the door beside the stage to be more un-seen by the public…
* * *
…During they are so dreaming, SIRIUS is still shining for them. Both smiling, as they looked still to SIRIUS, remembering that moment. An then they remembered going to the „Titian-Art-Gallery“ where mum was still busy:…
* * *
„Tomorrow the event is continuing at my mum’s Gallery Palace nearby the Dogan’s Palace… Come, Palmina, let us go to mum’s Gallery. There are still preparations for tomorrow’s intercultural event. You can try out your lute and show it to Mum. Tomorrow will be there also my first painting session with the V.I.P.’s“
Palma went through a special exit out of the Dogan’s Palace to the soft evening long the street which leads directly to the Gallery.
Palma is holding the Venetian Lute and Palmina is holding the Chinese Lute.
Both going with smiling in their face.
The sky of Venice was again dark-blue and covered with stars and planets at the evening sky. Some windows in the Venetian streets had a soft shine of candle light, some where dark because the people are sleeping now at night.
Now a big intercultural exchange will be here in Venice, the city of art. But they have to be very CAREFUL. They may not talk with others about the projects because others don’t understand the big moment and would do something against this progress, especially those who have no understanding of the importance of art.
„The princess will also explain the Lute there and all things have to went well there…“ so Palma –
„Oh, that’s great, I want to help your mum preparing all for tomorrow…“ –
„Oh Palmina, YOU ARE AN ANGEL… But make also a little break… you worked hard for today’s concert and we all loved it…“
Palmina smiled, this words are so nice, so nice to hear it for her by Palma, yes by her Palma il Giovane.
She gave him a pantomimic kiss through the air. And Palma could feel it like real… he smiled…
Now they went into the 1.Floor where the security guards of the Dogan’s Palace are standing with weapons, saluting and greeting Palma and Palmina. The Palace Security Guards had orders to protect Palmina with their weapons if it is necessary – if someone, for example, is violent to her, he will be put to the jail immediately and punished hardly.
They let them enter the Palace where some candle light are still burning. A lot of palace servants are assisting Palma’s mum preparing the big long rooms for the event tomorrow, the 5.of September, for the Chinese guests.
„Hi Mum, Palmina played my artwork so beautifully! All, also like me, have the opinion: She is the best!“
„Look mum, they gave her an Asian Lute as ‚thank you‘- present!“
Mum looked at the 4 stringed Lute very fascinated:
„Oh, 4 Strings like our Violin and Viola…“ said Mum
After exploring the beautiful Lute Palma said: „Play something, Palmina…“
Palmina smiled very shy.
As mum saws that the servants did their work perfectly she gave them a sign of „Thank you for your assistance, till tomorrow…“ and the friendly servants left the palace with greetings gestures, respectfully and silent.
Palmina started with the deepest string A, than D , E , a which was an Octave higher.
„Wow, this sounds mystic…“, Palma said, „This is a Melody!“
„I will compose this as melody…“ said Palma excited.
And Palmina run in the little room nearby where his Viola da braccio was waiting and came with this music instrument back.
Palma made a pizzicato (plucking) on his Viola starting with his deepest string c, than, g, d‘, a‘.
„Oh, Palma! That sounds like a music answer! Write it down…“
Palmina said this fast with her soft friendly voice like an angel.
„Palma wrote on the paper, which is a music score: A D E a – fermata – c, g, d‘, a‘ – fermata“.
Palma said: „YES, this is a MUSIC DIALOGUE FOR PIPA AND VIOLA!“
„Let us continue our music dialogue, Palmina…
We can express our feelings, give them a special meaning, and we can communicate…
Our hearts can communicate with music!“
„YES, let us stay on to go this beautiful way of art, light and music…together…“
Now they were alone in this large room hall with candles.
Mum went into her little flat which was accessible through a door or through the large long kitchen…
Palmina started to play something on her new lute.
Palma answered her with some new short creations on his Viola.
The evening room was now filled with the magic sound of a new music-dialogue.
They continued for a long time…
NO-ONE DISTURBED THEIR MUSIC DIALOGUE!
The first thought of Palma in the morning as he stood up on the 5th of September was: „Palmina“.The first thought of Palma in the morning as he stood up on the 5th of September was: „Palmina“. Mum could hear this golden music which came softly into her room. And again there was the golden-light around them and in their hearts.
* * *
Also this remembering made Palma and Palmina in the same moment smiling as they looked to SIRIUS dreaming…
* * *
After a few hours, yes they played that long, Palma wanted to bring her home – at this late night time.
* * *
The security guards from the Dogan’s Palace asked „Should I bring Mrs. Palmina to her home? – She is a V.I.P. of Venice, she is member of the Titian-Art-Gallery and protected by Venice-State! We are responsibly for her security…“
– „Oh, thank you! I bring her personally to her home… I guarantee for her security.“, said Palma friendly.
The security guards saluted both with military discipline and Palma nodded friendly and showed Palmina with his slow ceremonial gesture that she can pass the well dressed security guards.
And they took a little longer way along the big promenade, along the water to see the planets at the evening sky.
„You see this star at the east horizon?“
„Yes, yes…“, Palmina answers with her shy beautiful voice which Palma loves so much.
This is „Sirius! You can see him from 4th of September to 5th of May, every year at different evening or night times. If you look at this star always I look at it to think on you. Let us look always to this star to think on each other… If we where born 300 or 400 years later – let us look at this star. Till we find us again!“
Palma and Palmina’s hearts where so warm at this moment.
And he felt that she nodded although it was dark. There where no electric street lights here in this century…
They only saw the stars, the water and the floor they walked on. She hold her Chinese Pipa like a baby and he hold her Venetian Lute like it was his own.
She played A-D-E-a and he answered c-g-d‘-a‘ softly…
And from now on if there was a day it was not possible to see each other or to get a message from each other or to listen Palmas music creations under her window they thought nevertheless on each other with looking at the evening or in the night at SIRIUS – „Sotis“.
Palma brought her home and went back to the little flat beside the Palace where tomorrow Palmina will play again for the V.I.P.- audience.
Palma and Palmina could not sleep…They are now thinking on each other…
* * *
Palma took his Viola in his lonely bed being ready to play some notes in pizzicato.
Palmina, she was now alone in her little room, looked to the stars through her little window over her little garden.
She took her new Chinese Lute and sat up in her little bed.
She played Palma’s new creation „Music Dialogue for Pipa and Viola“ starting with: A D E a. Palmina played this notes very softly and slowly and with her radiating love full warm heart.
Palma looked also at this late night moment through the window to the stars and started to play the music answer: c g d‘ a‘
It seemed that some stars where lighting now a little bid stronger as if the stars could see there up from here Palma and Palmina thinking on each other.
Palmina smiled strongly and Palma could feel it and he smiled also.
He felt that she is lucky to get a new composition from Palma…
And now they both felt asleep with a smile and thinking on each other…their bodies slept on different places but in their souls and hearts they felt no distance.
* * *
The first thought of Palma in the morning as he stood up on the 5th of September was: „Palmina!“.
He went to his instrument and played for her and she could feel that. (Today she stood earlier up and played on her instruments) She also played for him and he also could feel that.
Some times she played bar 72 and bar 92 from the „Marco Polo Love song“ in her little room and he felt it like a tender spiritual kiss independent from time and space.
But now today he would hear her again in mum’s Palace-Gallery playing for the Special Guests.
And he will start to draw his first portrait for the new V.I.Ps.
He was looking forward to see her again.
[music inspiration will be as LINK here soon…]
(to be continued…)
Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story »Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:
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