54. Silent »Mother-daughter dialogue« about the family secret
Palmina smiled and was happy to see this in their Peony-Vision with him. Now Palma gave Palmina a tender check-kiss and is holding her with his strong arm.
She puts again her head on his side and both saw this from their Peony-Gondola:
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As the guardians of the Dogan’s Palace took their way back to the Art-Gallery – they went back through the „Salizida St‘ Antonin“ it looked very ceremonial – Palmina smiled very happy and made a soft long breath.
Now she will play at the official secret reception ceremony of the Republic. How happy she was.
„Yes, Palma loves me really! He gives me such a big chance to be a lucky artist in Venice and my family has also now a good relation to the Government.“, Palmina said and she smiled at the open house door standing. She wanted to jump into the air full of joy and to tweet like a little lucky bird.
Palma’s mother observed this scene being in the backers shop and coming out to the place. She looked behind the two guardians and then she looked to the lucky smiling Palmina and came to the house door where Palmina stood.
„What was that? What happened? Oh, my daughter speak! You are so lucky…! What happened!?“.
„Dear Mother! I got the official invitation to play a Lute solo at the reception ceremony of our state. But the details are in this letter – No one is allowed to read it, except me and it is not allowed to tell others: It is a secret of the Republic of Venice.
Maybe princess Lin from China will also play there a composition from Palma il Giovane…“.
And Palmina said the word „Palma il Giovane“ with so much music in her words that a bird at the trees in the middle of the place begun to sing.
Palmina and her mother looked to the trees in the middle of the place and searched the talented bird-singer with their eyes.
Palma’s mother smiled also slowly.
Then she looked to the bird and looked to Palmina.
Palmina’s mum realized that there is something going on in the heart of Palmina.
She was lucky to see that her daughter was so smiling and so lucky that also the birds are starting to sing if she is starting to smile.
Mother understood Palmina very good – Once she was also lucky like her.
Palmina continued: „…do you think I can ask princess Lin from China to let me also play a composition for lute from Palma il Giovane?…“
Palmina’s mother looked observing her eyes and observing her heart and said:“ …why not? It is a big honour to get an artwork from him. Kings and Emperors of all over the world, also from China and Asia, are asking him for some artwork. So you will see if it is possible to speak with the princess and she can make it possible that your wish comes true…Why not?…“, mother answered.
– „Come back into the house, the neighbours are looking now from their windows…Look, the Signoras can’t see us here since the trees are planted at the place…“
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In the middle of the place are therefore planted trees and plants. So this should avoid that the ladies from the »Calle dei Crosera « always looking directly into the „Calle de la pieta“ where Palma often came to meet Palmina secretly. (Palma arranged this planting of trees – «Planting office of Venice«)
As they entered the house again:
„Oh, I need some new shoes…I have to buy some new shoes… will you come with me buying new shoes today…“, Mother suddenly said.
Palmina looked very shy thinking that she has to rehearsal for the concert.
Fast her mother understood and said: „…Excuse,… today is YOUR birthday, not mine – tomorrow we will go shopping and buy new shoes for me, will you…?“
The little bird begun again to sing a melody. Both looked at the tree where the bird sung, both silently thinking.
Palmina’s mum wants to tell her why the guardians, not only the Venetian, the Guardians from Emperor Rudolf the II and the Guardians from the Chinese Princess Lin and their servants, are treating her like a princess:
Yes, today she observed it again: The guardians from the Dogan’s palace did have this behaviour against Palmina again.
„Tomorrow during our »secret shoe-shopping« I have to explain her all of our family secret, which father doesn’t know. I have to explain her why all respect her like a little princess… The secret of our secret family-tradition which my husband doesn’t know… But Palmina should know why there is such a difference between her and her father. He is from a backers-family tradition but my parents have been the last of…in the year 1453 all of our family…hmm,… how should I tell her…tomorrow I have to tell her the secret…she is now old enough…“,
Palmina looked questioning and was again thinking on today’s concert.
Now, after a while of thinking, mother understood the big silence of her daughter and now suddenly both had to laugh very shy.
From outside a little bird – it was the same creative bird from the Giardino-Garden (South-East of Venice) which sung especially for Palma il Giovane and inspired him to make today a music surprise – sung the „happy birthday melody“ like that:
Video: [ bird singing ‚Happy birthday variation‘] old: https://vimeo.com/267297289 new: https://youtu.be/RK_GWsvh4oc
(to be continued…)
„[…] In the middle of the place are therefore planted trees and plants, so this should avoid that the ladies from the »Cale dei Crosera« always looking direct into the „Cale de la piete“ where Palma often came to meet Palmina secretly. (Palma arranged this planting of trees – «Planting office of Venice«)
green trees and plants in the middle of the place,
left is the small „Calle de la Pieta“ and right from the trees is the »Calle dei Crosera«.