364 . The Marco Polo Dialogue

364 . The Marco Polo Dialogue

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picture 1 – painting by Palma il Giovane (Palazzo Ducale in Venice)   „Doge Pietro Loredan Beseeching the Virgin“ (Palmina as model)

   After they dreamed this Peony Gondola Vision they continued to dream like that:

Every day Palmina appeared as Pigeon in his daily life and he feels that she is helping him like an angel.

Sometimes she asked the saint virgin that sometimes on the sky there is a little heart formed from clouds.
If Palma looks up to the heaven he realizes often this fact and he smiled lucky.

Often she brings him fresh fine white breads to his working place – this year (1596) he workes in the St. Antonin Church at the little San Saba Chapel on a wide scaffolding.

Today he makes no brakes, waits till Palmina will come with her basked with fresh little breads.

At evening she will play his composition on her lute in the Palazzo Ducale on San Marco Place.

She learned all his notes by heart so she does not need to use a music score to play it.
Around midday she will make a little rehearsal for Palma in the San Saba Chapel so Palmina could feel with her heart if the tempo was correctly taken and the interpretation was perfect after Palma’s intentions.

Palma smiled as he was looking forward to hear her playing only for him in this San Antonin Church, near her flat at her mothers bakery shop on the Campo Bandiera e Moro in Venice.

And Palmina came silently in the church, Palma did not realize it, and she took her Pipa and played very soft the „Thinking on each other melody“.

Palma looked up from his big painting artwork and though „Am I dreaming, or is she really playing the Chinese Pipa lute – here in this church in Venice? – only for him – the Thinking on each other melody?“

Palma looked around in the church, if there is a saint angel playing.

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Later after the evening concert Palmina came to pick Palma up.

„Palma it is too dark to paint, even with a lantern? Come Palma let us make a Gondola tour along the evening in Venice? I will play for you on your lute…“

„Oh, Yes Palmina. I will order a Gondola and will be sitting in it in 12 minutes and you can enter it in the Calle de la Pieta at the little bridge.“, Palma whispered to her and he put his painting brush down and cleaned it with terpentin.

Now he went down to order the Gondola at the bridge at Furlani which was also over the rio de la pieta like the bridge where they will meet.

As Palma entered the Gondola  he thought the words „..till we meet us again at the bridge…“

The Gondola started along the Rio de la Pieta and Palma il Giovane felt like Marco Polo who is taking his Chinese princess in the Chinese city Suzhou the so called „Venice of the East“

Palmina entered now the Gondola, coming from her evening concert, wearing a beautiful expensive Renaissance cloth, which Palma bought her once.

After a while both had the same Peony Gondola Vision.
Palma transformed into Marco Polo and Palmina transformed into the Chinese Princess.

Palmina felt that Palma is dreaming from the century of Marco Polo without saying a word.

Yes they could see the Water City Suzhou, which is known as the Venice of the East.
There they have also water streets like in Venice. How amazed was Marco Polo to visit this city with a Chinese chunk (like a Gondola in Venice) and he said to his Chinese princess „Oh, my princess, will you come with me to Venice? We are both from different cultures but we are learning from each other – Tell me something from your culture…“.

Palmina and Palma looked now up to the stars over Venice.
They looked now together to Sirius-Sotis.

This star you can see from the 4th of September to the 5th of May at different evening or night time.

Both remembered without saying a word that looking to these stars this makes Palma and Palmina connected between their hearts.
Even they are separated through space, maybe thousands of Miles / Kilometers they would look every day if it is possible to Sirius-Sotis to send a smile each other.

And the Chinese princess told Palma the story of the Chinese traditional Novel of the fate of Wang Hsian Ko and Wu Schuang (a Work of Xing Jian Bai (776 – 826) at the time of Tang-Emperor Te Tschung (780-805) Marco Polo listened very interested.*

And Marco Polo said „…till we met again at the bridge…“

Palma felt very touched and the story about these two loving was this:

They could see each other only A FEW MINUTES on an ANCIENT BRIDGE.
A group of fine 30 palace ladies came in carriages this way along this bridge.
Wang Hsian Ko could see her as she lifted the curtain of her carriage and she smiled to him and he smiled to her.
Then they were separated and had to wait a long time to see and speak each other again, but they always thought on each other.
Wu Shuang tried to write Wang Hsian Ko a letter, but it was very difficult.
They always thought on each other although they could not see, could not speak, could not write to each other.
Nevertheless their „heart to heart“ – connection was stronger than the fate: THEY FOUND A WAY TO EACH OTHER…
Marco Polo was touched by the fate of this deeply in their heart loving people. But then the way was open for them to go together through their life, full of love and luck.
Palma looked shortly at Palmina’s eyes. She looked also into his eyes and smiled.

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* this story is printed in its german translation by Franz Khan at „Chinesische Novellen“, p.519 („Vom Totenhemd ins Brautkleid“), Insel Taschenbuch (848), 1985 (a novelle byXing Jian Bai 白行简)
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picture 2 – The Marco Polo city in China Suzhou (Venice of the East)

They looked around the beautiful Water City Suzhou (picture  above) and Marco Polo counted all the bridges. They saw a lot of lanterns and light which are reflecting in the water and the atmosphere was like in Venice.

She played then again on her Pipa lute the „Spring Melody“ and had sweet innocent light red cheeks because she expressed her feelings to her beloved Marco Polo.

Later Marco Polo told her the love story of Dante and Beatrice in the „Divina Commedia“

„And there was a rose of light in the heaven they both saw in a Vision (Beatrice leads him to this vision)…“

„Oh a mystic light rose? This is interesting in my culture there are a lot of links to mystic light roses – the Lotus Rose – the Peony Rose – „The Secret of the Golden Flower“* and they are important in Buddhism, Taoism, and so fort…


* „The Secret of the Golden Flower“,
Richard Wilhelm translated this old mystic text into German Language / English


 

Marco Polo hold her hand and kissed her carefully, as if he wants to heal he hands (she plays a lot of time on her Pipa and has a lot of pain sometimes on her fingers:
„My Pipa- princess…“

„My Marco Polo“

„My Wu Schuang…“

„My Wang Hsian Ko…“

„Our hearts are connected…“

„Our hearts are connected…“

And during they felt to be in a Chinese Chunk they realized that they are in Venice.

And Palma holds still her hands and kissed them soft and he observed her beautiful shy shining eyes.

Slowly the Gondola moved along the San Marco Place where Palma has his flat left beside the astronomical clock house in the 2nd foor.

It is still light there because there are a lot of important special honor guests of the republic of Venice. Palmina often played (most daily) there after the evening concert as opening of the evening dinner in the big representative rooms („Palazzo“).
After that music opening ceremony Palmina was finished and could leave the event to pick up Palma from his painting work place (now in the San Saba Chapel of San Antonin).
They saw Palma’s both daughters standing at the window.
The elder Crezia, she is now 14 years old, with her younger sister Giulia, holding her on her arm like a mother.

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  picture 3 – (detail) Palma’s flat in the 16th century

„Oh, look, Crezia and Giulia are at the window… Let us greet them…“, Palma said.

Palma and Palmina wanted to wave to them but it was to dark for them to see Palma and Palmina sitting in the Gondola.

„Crezia is now 14 and she takes care of Giulia like a mother. Amazing she helped everywhere, as if she is the head of the family…“, Palma explained.

„You are proud on her isn,t it? You have to paint her, hmm? Paint her also as Samaritan women at the fountain with Jesus, like you paint me once.

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picture 4 – Palma’s doughter as model in his painting „Jesus and the Samaritan“ (1599)

You painted me once as young lady with the yellow white cloth. I am 38 and she is 14.“

„Do you remember? Once you wanted to adopt a 14 year old girl from the orphan music school „Ospedale de la Pieta“… Now you have an own 14 year old angel!
The Orphan girl sung in the famous la Pieta choir – the most famous choir in the world – and the orphan girls did expect that you will choose a girl to marry or to adopt it as daughter…“

„Yes, I remember Palmina, I remember the eyes of all the talented music orphan girls.
They looked deep into my eyes and into my heart, asking me wordless:
»Will you take one of us to marry?..Me or her, or an other girl?
… Will you take one of us to adopt as own daughter?«

– Sometimes I was not sure which feeling I should have »Like a father or a future husband ‚in spes’*)«
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*) ‚in spes‘ means in ‚hope‘ to marry
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Palma looked thinking a while and said „Perce no? Why not? Wei shen me bu?“ (Marco Polo once could speak Chinese language)
Palma was lucky to make these evening walks with Palmina, like it was today.
Sometimes the representative evening dinners in Palma’s flat are a little bit taking to much energy or concentration and Palma is often very tired after painting the whole day and he needs Palmina’s lute playing to be recreated from the hard working day.

Slowly the Gondola moved to the left side in direction to Giudecca Island.

„Here you lived in the Marco Polo time, do you remember, Palmina?“

„Palmina looked smiling and nodded shy… There, over there in the gardens… and we meet in the Gondola…
Often we took the Gondola like today and, and I…
…. I remember the gondola had a little bit an other design and, and an other color…“, Palmina said like a little girl.

Palma took from his bag a music score and showed it to Palmina.

Palmina holds her lantern near to Palma’s music score and was interested to look at it and it seemed that she wished nothing more than to hear Palma’s new music creation.
Her cheeks turned again light-red color and Palma could feel this.

Both had now a vision of a mystic music light flower and it was like this:

VIDEO: The Mystic Light Rose by Gerald Spitzner – https://youtu.be/O5nJJ88P_EQ


(to be continued…)

Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:

ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner/

362. Remembering about the Marco Polo century

362. Remembering about the Marco Polo  century

Palma Il Giovane, La Crocifissione, 1595, olio su tela. Foto Luigi Anzalone.

Palma Il Giovane, La Crocifissione, 1595, olio su tela. Foto Luigi Anzalone.

           picture – detail of painting by Palma il Giovane with secret
hint to Palmina Albina

   And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision they continued to dream
like that:

        * * *

At this morning Palma looked out of his window and saw a Pigeon sitting
on a roof. She made soft “Groo, Groooooooo, Groo”.
Meanwhile a little bird came and sung twice his morning bird message
from Palmina to him and Palma listened.
Palma looked up from his table while he was composing for Palmina.
“Where is she now?”, he thought on her and sent her an imaginary tender
kiss.
In this moment Palmina could feel this thought and smiled.
She is doing rehearsal on her lute but Palma felt also that her hand
have some stronger pains.
He send her also on her hands some healing kiss and Palmina could feel it.
Palmina smiled, send him 3 times some hearts and smiles on her »Messenger«.
Palma’s handy made 3 times a sound, he looked on the facebook chat
protocol, but an extremist-administrator from the church of »social
media« erased his message and Palma’s display stayed empty.
Nevertheless deep, deep in his heart he felt that Palmina was sending
him deep love and he felt her deep long »heart-to-heart« hugs.

    * * *

Later as they meet again at 23 p.m. in their Peony Gondola, where their
hearts secretly are meeting, Palmina asked whispering:
»Palma?«
»Hm?«
»You painted my hands like I am playing the lute on your painting…«
»Yes, Palmina, it is a secret dedication to you.«
»…as I looked longer on this painting I realized a lot of secret things.
Oh, such secrets, Palma…«
She pointed with her finger on the right shoulder on the foulard
(scarf) of the Maria Magdalena which was standing under the cross under
Jesus.

»This, this brown scarf looks like a Mandolin, isn’t it, Palma?«
»Oh, really. You found my secret hint to music, Palmina.«

Palma and Palmina smiled.
Both remembered that Palma often played a certain Melody on his
Mandolin especially for Palmina – the »Spring Melody« (3)
Often they played »Marco Polo and the Chinese Princes« in the 16th
century together in the Gondola in Venice like two innocent children.

Now Palma took his Mandolin and played his composition
VIDEO: Mandolin solo »Spring Melody Hymnus « (3)

After that Mandolin solo Palmina was happy and hugged Palma and
understood: This is an old remembering of the time as he lived as Marco
Polo and she was his Chinese princess who grew up in a Buddhist
monastery (she was only a time in the monastery like princess Miao Shan
from the 7th century) also educated to be the wife of a great man or prince.
As she hugged him they saw a lot of remembering in their secret heart
from the 13 century:
As Marco Polo went from Venice out in the world to bring the »peace
message« from the Pope in Europe to the Chinese Emperor in the East he
saw his Buddhist nun the first time.
He saw how they felt love for each other from the first sight.
As Marco Polo was long time a Mandarin (a Governor) in China.
As she came like a miracle back into his live as princess on the West
Lake in the Chunk.
How they married each other in Asia.
As they sat together in the Chinese chunk and she played on her Pipa and
Palma played on his Mandolin from Venice1 and made music variations
about this »Hymnus« – Melody.
And they promised each other that they will find each other in later
centuries with playing this melody.

And they remembered also that she came with over 600 people from China
to Venice, to live there secretly in Venice, a lot of them lived on
Giudecca island there with their families at the gardens.
It was like in the 16th century as a part of the Ming Chinese had to
move to Venice to live there also on Giudecca Island a secure live.

Palma remembered also that his little princes which grew up in a Chinese
monastery also taught him to orientate and to focus to a spiritual life,
especially with her Pipa Lute- and Gu Jin- playing inspirations.
»I learned from you: Life is not only business or politics – I decided
to orientate  to art and spirituality  –  I wanted to became an artist
in my next life in Venice – and musician or painter, composer or writer.
You have been blessed and inspired by the Chinese princess Miao Shan«,
Palma said to Palmina and gave her a tender kiss an.

  And Palmina had light-red cheeks because she also remembered the time
of the 13/14th century and was very shy.

Palma kissed again her painful hand to heal her and he asked: »What is
with your hands – This pains are not coming only from doing rehearsal
too much, what happened?«
»Oh, my Pigeon,
my yellow canary bird,
my inspiration,
my saint Cecilia,
my Buddhist-princes-wife,
my old deep love«

»My Palma,
my composer,
my writer,
my painter,
my Marco Polo,
my Mandolin player,
You composed the »Hymnus of Cultures« (3) as old remembering and performed
it to send again a peace message in the worlds cultures.
»Pi-«
»Pa-«
»Liu-to-kiss«
»bacci- bacci«

(to be continued…)
read also the other chapters…

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(1) See also chapter Nr. 24 – https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/2018/03/25/24-first-tender-love-feelings-on-the-lake/

(2) Marco Polo (1254-1324)
(3) The Main Melody of the »Hymnus of Cultures« is also used in:
»Cantico-Hymnus«,
»Marco Polo Variations«,
»Spring-Melody«,
»Mandolin solo about the Cantico Hymnus.«
»Cantico delle Creature«
»Dance of Planets«

 

360. Saving the yellow canary bird

360. Saving the yellow canary bird

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision and it was like that:

They saw a little yellow canary bird in a golden cage on a table in a breakfast hall in a hotel on an island far in the east.

Allwaws if a Tourist from the West came to the table with the golden cage the little bird was afraid that a man comes with his finger to open the cage and to touch the little bird.
The bird flew nervous left and right in the cage to escape the strange man.

Outside they saw a man with 1 Million island dollars in his hands with a grey plastic key arround his neck.
„Hey, waiter.!“ He said.
„Yes, sir?….oh, Bagdad!“ The waiter said as he saw the key.“
„Oh, Bagdad. Yes, we are religious friends…ha, ha, ha…
Look, this money is yours if you give in the drinking water of that yellow canary bird this liqud sugar earth. Will you, my friend?“
And he pointed on the place where the little innocent shy canary bird was sitting in his cage.

After one hour as the bird drunk the  water with the invisible liquid sugar earth the bird loses control about his mind.

A Tourist came with a photo camera and made photos of the bird.
Later he came with his hand and tried to touch the bird under his wings with his finger. The bird did not react an did not flew away. The tourist continued his foto session and made a lot of strange pictures of this innocent willingles little canary bird.

  But suddenly an unicorn appeared on the heaven, sent by the saint virgin to protect the bird.
The unicorn smashed the tourist away and lifted the golden cage with his horn and flew with the bird far, far away from that island.

   As they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina smiled and put her head on Palmas side. Palma kissed her hands to heal her hand  and smiled also lucky.

(to be continued…)

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Gondola« here:

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https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner

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359. Happy Birthday wishes by Palmina to Palma’s mother

359. Happy Birthday wishes by Palmina to Palma’s mother

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    Picuture –  Flower Vision at San Marco Place in Venice

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision in their Peony Gondola, which connects them from heart to heart:

* * *

„Palma?“, Palmina whispered.
„Hm?“
„Today is your mother’s birthday!
Look, I send you greetings for your mother with birthday wishes on facebook messanger…I want to greet her and to say that I like her Violin playing very much.“

Palma looked on his handy and opened the chat dialogue between her and him.
„Oh, the admins of the church of social media did erase your message to me, look…nothing!?
Send it again, Palmina!“

And Palmina wrote again her message and send it.

Palmas handy made a special sound, Palma looked, but nothing.

„Look they erased again your message after the handy signal told me that you send me a message…
We should communicate with Whatsap or we chat in the future, isn’t it, Palmina. Everyone says ‚facebook and e-mails are no more secure‘

I will send your greetings to mum personally. In my heart I could feel your good thoughts. I felt also that you played my compositions on your lute. So full of love and heart, thank you Palmina.
As I looked on the sky every day:
You send so much hearts on the sky…and a lot of bird messages these days…“

Palma took her hands and kissed them, so that her fingers had not so much pains because of her hard rehearsals for her concerts.

Palmina’s eyes shined and they huged tender alnd Palmina gave Palma soft kisses on his right cheek as she did every day at 23 p.m. after her time.

     (to be continued…)

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Gondola« here:

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356. „The Way“ in Art and music

356. „The Way“ in Art and music

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   picture – West view at evening view in Venice (left island  San Giorgio Magiore)

  And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision and it was like that:

   * * *

„Palma?“
„Hm, did you hear that I send you happy birthday message…?“

„Yes, Palmina and every time a heard a sound from my mobile phone I looked to read it, but the admins of facebook messangers did erase all your recent messages…Deep in my heart I could feel your positive thoughts.
Today as I looked up from my bed I saw a pigeon sitting on roof.
Behind her there was a big heart made of white clouds on the sky.
I thought on you, my Pigeon…
Today I finished a new composition….You inspired me, Palmina…“

Palmina smiled and she took his right hand and hold it.
Palma could feel this.

Now they dreamed to go at evening in Venice together, side by side, hand in hand, looking at the west sunset.
This they did often in the 16th century. And they wished to see each other again, even if Palma is not a painter  any more and not born in Venice, even if Palmina is living far, far away but in her heart very near to him – So their souls and hearts meet together in the Peony Gondola at 23 p.m.

Walking together in their dream in Venice they heard a music from Palma’s heart and it was like that:

VIDEO: „The Way“ by Gerald Spitzner

 

(to be continued…)

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355. Happy birthday Palma !

355. Happy birthday Palma !

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picture – yellow canary bird

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Dream like that:

  Palma dreamed that a little canary bird sung in the morning the Spring
Melody.
Palma was lucky and he smiled.
He felt that the bird sent him 5-heart- messages. (His mobile rung 5 short
times but the administrators erased her 5 happy-birthday- messages
before he could read it)

In his  morning-dreams the little bird came near to Palma’s ear and
whispered tender and soft:“Happy birthday, Dear Palma! Peep-peep-peep!“

Now the little yellow canary bird played on its Pipa Lute beautifully
the Spring Melody like that:

VIDEO: [»Spring Melody« of Pipa solo 4] https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM
(Recorded for DGPA-Speech)

Palma answered: „Thank you, my little yellow canary. This is so nice and
sweet!
Let me play a music answer to you, my Pigeon, my inspiration!“

And after she played the Melody Palma took his Mandolin and he played
for her
his variation of this melody – the „Spring Melody Hymnus“ like he played
this for her in the 16th century (See chapter 147)

     Yes, and it was like that, Palma played:

            VIDEO: [2018-10-15 Mandolin solo »Spring Melody Hymnus –
Palma il Giovane 147« by Gerald Spitzner] https://youtu.be/PNgiJ_cT7Jo

music:
composed by Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin solo: Gerald Spitzner

                (…to be continued)

Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story »Palma il Giovane – The
Peony Gondola« here:

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352. Ancora una Volta, Palma!

352. Ancora una Volta, Palma!

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picture 1 – Gondola and Rialto Bridge in Venice
 

Today a bird sung in the morning in the little garden, bringing a message for Palma il Giovane.
Palma listened and was lucky.
He send Palmina an imaginary heart-to-heart kiss and Palmina could feel it.
Palmina smiled also.

Now they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Dream and it was like that:

* * *

After they played together on the Rialto Bridge the „Waiting on the Rialto Bridge“ – Song Palmina made a soft sigh and said with her soft voice like a Pigeon:
„Oh, Palma! Bellissima“ Tai haude! – Ancora una volta, Palma! – Once More, Palma!“
„Certo, mia dolcissima columba! Wode zui ke aide gezi! My sweetest pigeon!“

And Palma lifted his Mandolin and made silent „uno, due, tre“ with his mandolin and now they played together once more and they looked each other into their eyes and smiled.
And there was again the golden light between their hearts.

VIDEO: „Waiting at the Rialto bridge“ by Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin (Violin or Pipa) +Guitar (Lute or Piano ) – https://youtu.be/HggoNeJE7K4

„Waiting at the Rialto Bridge“ by Gerald Spitzner

music: composed by Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin: Gerald Spitzner
Guitar: Gerald Spitzner

And Palma and Palmina made music and played and played.

During the music they remembered that they often met there to exchange their letter-pigeons sitting in a big golden cage.

They saw also the people of the 16th century going along the Rialto bridge like in a remembering-Vision.

Palma’s cage stood under the north arc of the Rialto Bridge with his Pigeon – Palmina’s cage stood under the south arc with her Pigeon.

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picture 2 – Letter Pigeons

Palmina took Palma’s cage and Palma took Palmina’s cage.

So they could send each other a little letter with the help of the letter Pigeons.
This they made because it often happened that their normal mail was stolen in the 16th century by the illegal criminal church of O.S.

The bird-mail was more secure than the normal mail.

Both thought now about this remembering, both smiled.

Is this not like once? – Today Palmina send a little heart message on facebook Messenger but someone stole her message, read it and erased it – maybe a facebook administrator payed by the church of O.S. with money.

Sometimes Palmina recorded herself on the Pipa Lute and send an audio-recording to Palma but, facebook Messanger blocked her audio-file and on Palma’s handy there was no audio-file by Palmina any more since once.

But here in the Peony Gondola they can communicate from heart-to-heart and make music from heart-to-heart in the golden light.
„Palma?“, Palmina asked looking shy and innocent,
„Can I have the music score?…“

And Palma was lucky that she asked him for the music score – of course he gave it to her.

Palmina said lucky: „Woooh! I love it! Oh, Palma! My composer! Ti amo! Wo ai ni! Mille grazie! henduo XieXie!“

And Palmina wanted to jump on her place like a little bird and smiled and she took the music score and touched with her cheek the paper and kissed it tender.

„Like once, in the 16th century…“, Palma thought happy.
„This is my Palmina, my Pigeon, my little yellow canary bird, my inspiration, my Santa Cecilia, my big old love…“

pictures – music score of „Waiting on the Rialto Bridge“

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350. Venice without Tourists like in a dream

 

350. Venice without Tourists like in a dream

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picture – view Venice without Tourists

And Palma could feel deep in his heart that Palmina is thinking on him and, sending him maybe 4 times messages  on facebook messenger.

And now at 23 p.m. they dreamed to be together in their Peony Gondola.
Palmina touched Palma’s right arm and Palma could feel it.
Palma smiled. A warm golden light energy.
Palmina also smiled and they saw now this Peony Gondola Vision:

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21th century in Venice.

Palma and Palmina are goning side by side, hand in handy slowly romantic along the beautiful city of Venice.

„Plama?“
„Hmm?“
„Are we dreaming, no Tourists in Venice…“

„Yes, we both are dreaming. But this is the real Venice during the Corona – Virus epidemic in Europe, Asia, America, Africa…“

„…Oh, I see, we are here in our dreams but in the real Venice. Look there is the Rialto Bridge…

…All shops ar closed, also the market“, Palmina said shy with her soft voice.

„All over the world it is forbidden to leave the own home – Corona Virus Pandemic“, Palma.explained.

„…Oh, like we have it now at home…
But we are allowed to walk together in our Peony Gondola Dream…Oh, Palma..“
And Palmina showed her her handy with all her hearts and smilies she sent him with Facebook messanger.

Palma smiled and said that he could feel her positive energy from heart to heart.

Palma looked ad his Messenger and there was nothing on his display.

„They erased my messanges to you…the administrators from facebook messenger…“, Pamina said with a sigh in her words.

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   picture 2 – closed marked beside the Rialto Bridge in Venice (positon of Palmina’s marked stand  in the 16th century)

Now the crossed the big and beautiful Rialto Bridge.
At the other side there is the traditional marked beside the little church with the 24h display – all shops there are closed.

„Here you sold the little fine white breads in the 16th century…I remember…“

„Oh, yes, Pama I also remember !

„…and you played always on your Venetian lute…“

„…often I played a creation of you and the People bought more breads as I played your Melodies…I was so proud to have always new creations from you, my Pama, my painter, my composer, my big old love…“

And Palmina startd to give a soft kiss on his cheek, shy like al little yellow canary bird. Palma took Palmina and hugeed her.

  Picture 3 –  music score if the „Waiting  Melody“ by Gerald Spitzner (in octace treble key notation)

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348. Little bird solo inspiration

348. Little bird solo inspiration

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picture 1 – view of Gondola die Venezia (behind Rialto bridge in Venice)

They continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision like that:

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Master Titian asked Michelangelo:“How much statues did you made for the thumb of Pope Julius II?“

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  picture 2 – Thumb of Pope Julius II made by Michelangelo

Michelangelo said“ 40 statues  I had to make as sculptor…it was very expensive to buy the marmor…“

During this Palma il Giovane’s little cousine Mihaela entered  the little wooden stage where Palmina was playing her first accords on the lute.

„…And this is Palma’s talented cousin Mihaela. She will today sing the aria ‚Il mio cuore’…“, Master Titian said proud.

„…she also members our famous Venice Titian Art Gallery. She sings at the openings of new fresh paintings…“

„Oh, well, I see…“, Michelangelo said.

And she sung and the secret Model of Titian’s famous painting ‚Venus of Urbino from Rome played on her Lute beside her. Little Palmina observed all movements of her fingers on the lute and learned all…

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And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina looked at the new music score of Palma for her.
Palmina had light-red cheeks as she saw this art creation.

„And this I composed also: Little bird solo for Pipa.
It describes the sweet sound of a singing bird…“

Her cheeks turned more light-red then ever and she smiled:

  Palmina was lucky as she saw this Lute solo:

„Oh, Palma! Thank you so much, my composer, my painter and writer…“

„Pi -„

„- Pa“

„Liu to – baci!“

And at 23 p.m. Palmina made music and she played this little bird solo and Palma will hear it and he will be lucky.

       pictures 3-4 – Music score of „Little bird solo for Pipa“ by Gerald Spitzner

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347. Michelangelo’s big love and inspiration Tessina

347. Michelangelo’s big love and inspiration Tessina

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    picture – painting at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Vatican by Michelangelo

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision like that:

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The next morning Palma opened at the early morning his window to his little garden-view.
It is rainy and cloudy, darker as usually, sometimes a wind touches Palma’s face.

Never a bird would sing at this weather, but: suddenly a little bird sat on a roof and started to make music  very sweet and loud, sweet and innocent.
The bird sung a music message from Palmina directly to Palma’s heart.

Now he heard in his heart that Palmina is playing the „Thinking on each other Melody“ which Palma composed once for her. She should play it if she is thinking on him.

Palma smiled and huged Palmina in his thoughts and send her also some heart-to-heart kisses as answer to her’s in his last dreams.

Now he remembers the talk of Michelangelo and Master Titian in the year 1563 in Venice like that:

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„…and I had a lot of intrigues to face in Rome because I had to paint the huge artwork in the famous Sistine Chapel…“, said Michelangelo.

„Oh, really? I know these problems here also in Venice. What helped you to overcome these problems – Contesina Medici?“

„Yes, yes – Tessina! My deep inspiration, my deep love, my reason why I continued to paint on this Creation paintings in Rome…I still love her…“, Michelangelo said with a deep sigh in his voice,
„…Pope Julius II allways asked me in the Sistine Chapel:’When you will come to an end?‘ And I answered  always: ‚When I am finished!‘
Sometimes it was sad and Tessina helped me with inspiring me and calming down and encouraging me…
Years later her brother became the new Pope Leo and he payed me good to finish the huge tomb of Pope Julius the II in Rome in Saint Peters Dome.But Tessina arranged it for me….“

„…Yes, I understand you Master Michelangelo…My secret love (he looked on the stage), my secret inspiration, she helped me also all the years with her music lute playing concerts. There is a healing energy in her music. I hope that she will have a Master Student and her way of music therapeutic talent will be learned by someone in the future.“

Master Michelangelo and Master Titian looked now silent at Palma’s fast drawing of the scene on the little wodden stage.

Michelangelo nodded agreeing as if he wants to say: „Yes, Palma is a talent…“.

Little Palmina tried her first tones on the lute and the beautiful lady said: „Oh, well done! You should learn this instrument. I feel you are talented and interested to learn music…“
Palmina smiled shy and had light-red cheeks.

Palma il Giovane smiled and started with an applause and Titian and Michelangelo started also to applause.

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After they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina put her head to Palma’s side and Palma huged her.

„Look, I composed a 2 minutes Lute Solo for you, my sweet inspiration“, said Palma.

And Palmina showed him her heart which she send him today from her handy.

And the music score was like that:

   pictures – music score ‚Impression  for Pipa solo‘ by Gerald Spitzner

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