351. „Waiting on the Rialto Bridge“
picture 1 – view middle Steps of Rialto Bridge during the
Corona-Virus-Epidemic with closed shops
So they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream and it was like
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– He saw her smiling in an old remembering vision sitting there with
her traditional bakers shop cloth of the 16th century, holding her lute,
playing his composition and smiling into Palma’s eyes.
– She dreams that Palma wears a beautiful traditional cloth like the
16th century in Venice it was usual and he came to buy some fresh fine
little white breads from her.
And during their hearts were connected dreaming Palmina dreamed that
Palma is holding Palmina on his arms and carrying her up to the Rialto
Bridge – step by step – while she is holding her arms around his neck
and smiling lucky.
Palma dreamed this scene also and he saw that Palmina smiles very lucky.
Palma also remembered that he composed a Mandolin solo about
„Waiting-Melody“. He played it standing at the Rialto Bridge so that she
can hear it down to her baker market stand while she is selling her
breads at the marked stand.
Palma remembered also the music score of the Lute-part Palmina
composed for her.
He remembers that she came up the steps to him, there on the Bridge
with his Mandolin and painting utensils..
Palma played also today, in the 21st century, the „Waiting-Melody“ on
his Mandolin and Palmina said after she heard it:
„Wooh, now I remember…this Melody…you played it for me…I listened
it and came up to the bridge… We were often up there and sometimes:
One was waiting for the other.
You played this Melody so I could hear it on my marked stand. As I
heard it I realized that you came with your painting utensils to paint
there under the arc of the bridge…“
picture 2 – South Arc of the Rialto Bridge (behind the north arc)
„Yes, Palmina. Sometimes you waited for me on the south side of the
bridge and you played this Waiting-Melody on your Venetian Lute…“
Palmina and Palma went talking step by step along the south side of theR ialto Bridge.
„And at the Peony Gondola – where our souls meet – we made together
music: You on your Mandolin and I on my Lute…“, Palmina whispered
Palma in his ears.
They moved slow but continuous step by step upwards to the highest point
of the bridge.
„…Here in the 21th century we have now the Corona-Virus-Epidemic.“
picture 3 – view from Venice without people
„…No tourists are in this mounts in Venice.
10000 people died in Italy!“
„These poor people. It is a so dangerous time!
We often thought in the 16th century about the poor victims of the
Pest-Virus-Epidemic in Italy and in the whole World.
… We often made a prayer with our music instruments for them.“,
Palmina said with a sigh in her voice.
„…So no one is allowed to go out of the streets in Venice.
Only we both – we are in our dreams here…“, Palma said.
They went step by step up to the bridge.
„…the people can only make music alone at home.
Record themselves and send the music to them they like or love….
This remembers me, Palma. As I recorded own audio-files with my
I-Phone. I recorded myself on my lute and I send It to you for your
speech….“, Palmina said friendly like a Pigeon.
„…Now is the time for home recording music, because all concerts in
the world are cancelled these days and no one is allowed to make music
in these days with ensembles….“, Palma said thinking „Palmina?“,
„Hm, did you know that I send you a few hearts these days on facebook
Palma answered: „My handy made sounds but as I looked on our
But, I felt your positive energy… I felt that you also are sad that
your message to me are erased by someone…
This morning I heard a sweet bird singing in the garden.
I listened 5 minutes to this singing bird and was lucky to have a
heart-to-heart message from you, my pigeon, my Saint Cecilia!
I told also to this bird he should send you a sweet bird message if you
look short out of your windows…“
picture 4 – View from the Rialto Bridge
As they arrived the highest point of the Rialto Bridge Palma took his
Mandolin and played his creation for Palmina „Waiting on the Rialto
bridge“ and Palmina took her lute and played with him like that:
VIDEO: „Waiting at the Rialto bridge“ by Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin (Violin or Pipa) +Guitar (Lute or Piano ) –
„Waiting at the Rialto bridge“
music: composed by Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin: Gerald Spitzner
Guitar: Gerald Spitzner
(to be continued…)
Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story »Palma il Giovane – The Peony
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