53. The Official invitation to the secret reception at the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery
And Palma and Palmina smiled as they could see and hear this in their Peony vision in their Peony Gondola, in their secret 23rd hour (11 p.m.), Palmina gave Palma a thankful tender cheek kiss and he liked her tenderness much.
„I think this was music from the future… You played this for me from the future, isn’t it!?“
– Palma smiled and told her the answer with his heart.
Palmina could feel his thoughts and so they could communicate without words – only with their thought in their secret heart.
And they continued with their common dream and saw in the vision this:
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Palmina finished writing her message to Palma with sweet words of love (We do not post it here because we respect their privacy).
She gave the letter to the female Pigeon and kissed the Pigeon.
Now the white Pigeon flew over Palmina’s Garden with a new Pigeon-Letter.
„Grooo, Groooooo…“ – She flew in the direction of the Art-Gallery to Palma il Giovane.
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Palma at his window said: „Palmina wrote me in this moment an answer full of love! I can feel her positive thoughts. She gives me so much hope, love and light in my live! I am so thankful – An even if I would have seen her only for 8 minutes in this life, I would be thankful for that – Soon her pigeon-post will arrive. I wait at my window to expect her… (Palma looks to the heaven)…
Ah! Here the Pigeon – she comes – My Pigeon! Come, my sweet Pigeon, follow me!“
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Palmina smiled because she could feel how lucky Palma is now getting her Pigeon.
Now the Guardians of the Dogan’s Palace came very fast and sever to the place where the „Chiesa di San Giovanni Baptist in Bragora“ is and, on the other side of the place, where the entrance to Palmina’s family house is, left-beside the backers shop at the end of the „Calle de la Pieta“.
Once Palma’s father came from the far east Island of Cyprus.
So some people said it is better to leave that island if Venice is not any more the government of Cyprus*. Some have also fear that those who took 100 years ago the Byzantium Empire at the 29th of May 1453 will once take also that island Cyprus. ***)
So Palmina’s father decided to move to Venice leaving the beautiful island of Cyprus, maybe forever…. Here in Venice he felt in love with the friendly soft Venetian lady, Palmina’s nice mother and married her. Since that he is living in her family house here and has till today two children with her: Palmina and her younger brother.
Her mother made it also possible that her father could open a bakery-shop at this nice place in Venice. Palmina is so a little bridge between Venetian and old Greece / Byzantine culture (which has strong relations to Asia and Europe**). If Palmina smiles with her eyes she looks also a little bit beautifully byzantine-Asian.
*) Cyprus – wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus
Cyprus is an island in the Eastern Basin of the Mediterranean Sea.
332 b.c. – under Greece Empire and later Hellenistic ptolemaic
58 b.c. – under Roman Empire
31 b.c. – under Roman and byzantine Empire
till 1184 – Cyprus is a byzantine island
till 1571 – Cyprus belonged to Republic of Venice till 1571.***)
***) „In 1570, a full-scale Ottoman assault with 60,000 troops brought the island under Ottoman control, despite stiff resistance by the inhabitants of Nicosia and Famagusta. Ottoman forces capturing Cyprus massacred many Greek and Armenian Christian inhabitants. The previous Latin elite were destroyed and the first significant demographic change since antiquity took place with the formation of a Muslim community.[…]“ s. wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus#Cyprus_under_the_Ottoman_Empire
**) The old Greece culture of Lycia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycia
see an example of the Lycian alphabet – https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%AA%E3%83%A5%E3%82%AD%E3%82%A2%E6%96%87%E5%AD%97
They knocked on the door and saluted simultaneous with much respect.
Palmina came running as if she awaited them and opened them as she saw who they are.
„Dear Signora Palmina?“
– „Yes, I am Palmina!“
„We have orders to bring you the official invitation for today’s reception ceremony from the Dogan’s palace.“
– Palmina smiled like sunshine, she knows what this means for her –
„Here, in this official letter are all informations for today’s cultural program…
This is a secret of the Republic – Please tell no one what is written in the letter.“, the guardians said very strict and saluted to her as if she is a princess.
She moved very fine with slow movements like a Chinese princess and smiled making a respectful-thankful gesture and took the official letter.
As the guardians went away, they did not turn around and did not show her the back, but they went respectfully backwards till a point on the place. (Ceremonial moving of the 16th century)
Then they took their way back to the little street…
Palmina looked smiling a little bit surprised behind the guardians.
„What is going on…? What does Palma prepare for me today on this special day?“,
Palmina was secretly thinking.
picture: saint pigeon of Painting of Palma il Giovane
( to be continued… )