103. Palma’s day-dream in the secret garden
Palma and Palmina saw this beautiful vision in their Peony-Gondola sitting in their soft seats at their 23rd hour of the day.
»It was a big privilege for me to try out all the beautiful cloth for the Models of the Titian-painting-School…«, Palmina said proud.
»Yes, because I was now the director of the Titian-School in Venice I could allow you this.
Other models where not allowed to choose a cloth or to try it…«
»So much women wanted to be a painting model in your Titian-School….«, Palmina remembered, »…and they wanted to have the honour to be painted by you, even in the background of a big painting artwork by you, Palma…my Palma il Giovane…«
»Yes, you are right, Palmina! The finest women, young and elder…they even paid money to be painted…Normally we pay a model for working for our painting school…but the name of Master Titian is so famous that it was one of the biggest honour to be painted here…«
»Didn’t some women felt in love with you, hmmm?…Say it Palma, my painter and my composer…«, Palmina wanted to know like an innocent student.
Her eyes looked into Palmas eyes like a beautiful little deer and this touches Palma direct into his heart.
Palmina’s heart and soul was so clean and bright that her soft voice shined into his inner heart and Palma was always lucky to be near to her.
Palma kissed Palmina and Palmina kissed Palma and she plugged on her Lute:
A – D – E- a
and Palma answered with his Viola:
c – g – d‘ – a‘
Both smiled and put their arms around them sitting in their Peony-Gondola.
They continued to dream their dream:
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As Palmina finished the three movements on her Venice lute in this secret garden, Palmina took her Chinese Lute and played a classic piece of Pipa-Literature:
As Palma heart her playing he was suddenly in a day-dream.
He sat down and listened to her.
He saw in his inner heart a vision:
He saw 21 paintings of Pipa-Lute playing women:
»Oh this are Pipa playing women in 300 or 400 years. The paintings are made by itself by the camera obscura*) «
*) Camera obscura – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura
»The term „camera obscura“ also refers to constructions or devices that make use of the principle within a box, tent or room. Camerae obscurae with a lens in the opening have been used since the second half of the 16th century and became popular as an aid for drawing and painting.«
Canaletto – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canaletto
»Much of Canaletto’s early artwork was painted „from nature“, differing from the then customary practice of completing paintings in the studio. Some of his later works do revert to this custom, as suggested by the tendency for distant figures to be painted as blobs of colour – an effect possibly produced by using a camera obscura, which blurs farther-away objects – «
A voice from heaven said, it was Master Lao’s voice: »You will find Palmina again. You find her at a bridge playing the Lute«
And Palma saw 21 Pipa-Playing artist.
21 pictures – official pictures of Pipa playing artists in the 21st century
And Palma dreamed, and dreamed
»Oh, so much Pipa playing Asian Women. How can I find my Palmina?«
Master Lao answered »You will find her only going the way of the heart. Don’t look if she is beautiful or famous… first you feel her…then you listen her …..then you will see her… But be careful there are difficulties you have to overcome. Be very fast at the first encounter. You find her playing 40 minutes music of your compositions for her. The Peony gondola will transmit the sound of music for you…Then wait: Wu Wei…till your time will come…and your time will come…«
Palma looked at all Pipa playing famous women.
»This maybe she is..? or she? or with the pink cloth!!.. Or with the black…blue?…grey?…
white?…yellow?…dark red?…or this one?….Hmmm?«
»This is Palmina!..«
Palma wanted to paint Palmina.
He tried to take the painting brush in his day-dream.
But in that moment the day-dream disappeared.
Palmina stopped playing her Chinese Lute and looked smiling with her black cloth down to him.
»Palma, what is with you…? You dreamed???«
»I dreamed to see you…to meet you in 300 or 400 years? «
»Oh really..how did I look in this dream?«
»Amazing…I saw over 21 Chinese Women playing a Pipa…All very beautiful…
But I felt only one is my Palmina, only one is my Pipa-Princes…mia principessa…wode gonzi«
»21 Pipa playing Chinese women…?
Palmina leaned her beautiful instrument Pipa on her shoulder so that the head of the lute was right over her left shoulder.
She made very small and beautiful eyes and continued:
»is that not a little bit much even for a men like Palma il Giovane?«
»ohh, only one could be the Pipa-Princess…«, Palma answered.
»Will you go to them and compose for them a Pipa solo?…You are MY composer..
even in 300 or 400 years…«
»Yes, Palmina….I will search you and find you at the bridge and YOU will play my Pipa composition at the first time ever…«
»But be careful, Palma…If you will be a famous composer like you are a famous painter now in our 16th century, and the women want all to have the honour to play for you a composition from you, they will fight for you…Don’t underestimate the power of women if they want something…«
Palma was surprised about the wisdom and knowledge by Palmina. From where she does know such things. »Palmina must be an angel from a higher dimension.«, he thought.
Silent looked Palma to his beloved Palmina and was lucky that she understood his day-dream.
He took her hand and kissed and hold her.
Palmina smiled and her eyes shined like the day and Palma felt endless luck in his heart.
(to be continued…)