They continued the dream their Peony Gondola dream:
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»The Peony Gondola lead us in the 21st century…
So we learned what a phone can do. There is Whatsapp or Wechat to transmit music score, or music files, pdf or pictures or music and audio messages«, Palma said very calm.
»Hmm, do we really need a phone to talk?
We are here sitting side-by-side in our Peony Gondola every day and speaking to each other.«
»Yes, Palmina. It is an other dimension here in the Peony Gondola…
Palmina, we are connected with our dreams and with our hearts.
Its good that our hearts first found us before we have our first phone talk.«
»Oh, Palma, you are so romantic…
This is my Palma like I know him from the 16th century! My Palma, my painter, my composer, my writer…«
»…Palma? By the way: There is an wrong number in the phone number: the first zero after the +43(0)… has to be removed….«
Palma smiled, because he realized that Palmina is very clever and understands now that a Peony Gondola Connection is something which they will never loose and no one can steal their secure communication, not even the Church of Social Media and its administrators.
Palmina hold Palma’s right hand and Palma could feel it.
Now they remembered the music of the time of their 16th century.
Especially early in the morning in Venice when Palmina brought fresh little white fine breads to the Dogan’s Palace.
There was the smell of fresh backed bread in the air in the morning of Venice.
All people in Venice know this fine little fresh breads and love them – Palmina created them by herself.
Daily in the morning she brought the fresh breads to the Dogan’s Palace and later she went to the ‚Missa Presta‘ (shortest possible mass) to the little chapel on the left side of the famous San Marco Cathedral with her basked with a few breads for Palma.
Palma was sitting there waiting in the early morning and silently smiling to her and she smiled secretly shy back.
Palma il Giovane wrote once to the composer William Byrd*) if he can send a very short ‚missa brevis‘ (a short composition for a mass) especially a very short ‚Kyrie‘, but very good composed, for the music during this short ‚missa presta‘ in the morning in Venice.
William Byrd send him a copy of the ‚Mass for 4 Voices‘ and made a special short ‚Kyrie‘ for this morning prayers.
Palma was lucky abaout the fact that today the choir of San Marco Cathedral will sing this short Kyrie.
During Palma and Palmina smiled secretly to each other they heard the music composed by William Byrd*) (who was nearly in the age of Palma il Giovane).
The little fine choir in that San Marco Cathedral sung now during the ‚missa presta‘ the ‚Kyrie‘ and it was like that:
»William Byrd ( c.1539/40 or 1543 – 4 July 1623), was an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard (the so-called Virginalist school), and consort music. Although he produced sacred music for Anglican services, sometime during the 1570s he became a Roman Catholic and wrote Catholic sacred music later in his life.«
230. Tender Messages from the Island of the „Daughter of Saint Mark“
„Love is not a illusion, Love is not only a feeling, But Love will remain if all other things are gone. Gerald Spitzner“
picture – Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, Queen of Armenia, Byzantium Princess and „Daughter of Saint Mark“ *) painted by Master Titian
At this eternal Peony Gondola Hour at 23 o’clock Palmina was lucky to hear that music from Palma“s heart.
After this music vision Palmina raised her head, smiled and said now with her soft innocent voice:
„Oh, Palma, my composer! You made me so happy with your 4 Strings variation…“
Palma smiled and answered „Oh, my Pigeon my inspiration, even if we would live on two different places, we would be connected with the help of our Peony Gondola.“
„Yes, Palma, we would think on each other every day, every moment.“, Palmina said with a big smile.
„Can you remember the years between 1578 and 1580 or so…you have been several times in Cyprus Island and wanted to write a letter to me?…“
„Yes, Palma, how could I forget this…“
And now they saw this Peony Gondola Vision:
* * *
Palmina sat on her little table on her little window, her music instruments beside her, and looked out of her little window over her little garden.
She saw a bird flying from tree to tree.
„Oh, I want to write a letter or message to my Jacopo Palma il Giovane, I love him so much…“
And she started to write a nice, beautiful letter to Palma. After she did this she moved her head a little bit left and a little bit right to proof if it is written good and nice.
Cyprus Island, 15..
Dear beloved Palma!
Today I thought all the day how I can send you a message.
There is no secure way to a message from my island since the island was taken 1572, and the Christian Church had been destroyed from the „holy war worrier“.
Today in the north over 300 citizens had been attaked and killed, over 500 citizens are injured at the north part of the island.
I think the island will be divided in a north and a south part in the future.
I am living in the south-west part and there is no war here and no terror but they are stealing our letters.
Palma, during my concert tour here I suddenly found out that my father, who left mother for an other women, started secret business relations with the enemies of our republic of Venice. Isn’t it terrible?
I am not sure, but I feel that the dark sugar earth social network administrators have secret business relation to the Vatican State. The people here say a mighty cardinale will be arrested soon.
But to write a secure letter it is not possible, also here in the south west part of my island.
We all feel isolated here if we get not soon HELP FROM EUROPE.
Palma, I want to communicate with you.
Why we can not get rid of the letter stealing dark sugar earth organisation?
Communication should be a basic right!
I visited the historic place of my ancient relatives from the 14th century. How beautiful Master Titian painted the relative of my mother…
Here is a copy of the painting and it is also very good.
My beloved Palma, I want to tell you that I am planing to play some compositions from you, especially your „Loredan Mass in G-Major“ for Choir and Orchestra.
I found a nice Choir Master and he wants to perform parts of your composition from you, here on my Island here.
I remember as you composed the first movement on your Mandolin solo, standing under my little window in the „Calle de la Pieta“ in Venice to express your inspiration and love to me.
Oh, Palma, I want to come back to Venice. I think the Vatican-business-friends from the north are reading my letter and controlling my private contacts.
We have to see us today again in our secret Peony Gondola to make music over a big distance, to speak with each other over a big distance and to hug over a big distance.
Hope you will get my message.
Il tell this message as music message to my birds in my garden.
Their communication system is more secure and faster than the human mail system.
With much love
Your you deeply loving
And Palmina took her music instrument and started to play wonderfully.
The little colorful bird landed on her window and wanted to listen to her music message. Palmina transformed her music message into a beautiful melody.
The other birds on the trees looked interested and stopped to sing just to hear Palmina.
After Palmina ended the bird flew lucky away, made a little round in the air and flew to another bird far away.
Then the bird sung Palmina’s melody and the other bird listened.
Later this other bird flew lucky away and flew far, far away to another bird over the sea and landed at another bird and sung the Melody.
Yes, and also this bird brought the secret music message for Palma to another bird, and so on…
After a few days a bird landed at Palma’s window in Venice, the city of love and art, and tweeted friendly and lucky.
Palma stood up from his new drawing he was in that moment creating.
He smiled and understood.
Very heartfelt and exactly he is listening to the sweet music love message from his Pigeon Palmina.
Palma understood every word of her letter and thanked to the little Pigeon, who brought the message from Cyprus Island.
* * *
As they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palma said with a sigh in his voice:
„Yes, this was a miracle, I suddenly understood the bird language, Palmina, I love you…“,
„… the message as secret music from the birds: This was a funny idea, Palma.“
And suddenly they saw a new Peony Gondola Vision in another century:
* * *
„You may not speak with Pamina now…“ a priest voice said.
Suddenly they saw the famous composer Mozart sitting beside his sweet sister Nannerl on their family piano.
Mozart took the beautiful talented hands of Nannerl and kissed them tender and said:
„Natschi, Tschini fibi!
… Nannerl, how do you love my creation „The magic flute“, hmmmmmmmm? “
And he kissed her cheeks fast, hoping she likes it.
Nannerl, was shy and smiled:“ Oh, Amadeus. I love it very much…the music but, why the prince can not speak with his deep tender love Pamina at the beginning?“
„Oh, Yes, my inspiration, my sweet yellow canary bird. The Prince and Pamina are not allowed to speak with each other because they should learn to communicate from heart to heart without words.
But, one thing is allowed for them:
To make music during the time of spiritual growing and spiritual development – the time of silence.“
Nannerl said : “ But, Pamina loves him and she wants to talk with him. The prince can not explain her that this time of silence is only a short time…so he composes for her little music pieces on his instrument…“
Mozart said fast:“ …they are going to be a spiritual pair and they are having a spiritual marriage at the end of my opera!“
„A spiritual marriage? Woooo, like Saint Cecilia made it once? Like the saint of music did it…?“, Nannerl said beeing very lucky and inspired,
„But, they made music for each other during the time of silence, to feel each other inside their hearts, to learn to love each other outside the body., inside their hearts and dreams.“
Catherine Cornaro (Greek: Αικατερίνη Κορνάρο, Venetian: Catarina Corner) (25 November 1454 – 10 July 1510) was the last monarch of the Kingdom of Cyprus. She was queen consort of Cyprus by marriage to James II of Cyprus, regent of Cyprus during the minority of her son James III of Cyprus in 1473–1474, and finally queen regnant of Cyprus. She reigned from 26 August 1474 to 26 February 1489 and was declared a „Daughter of Saint Mark“
Her live was the topic of 5 composed Opera:
* Franz Lachner (Katharina Cornaro, 1841, Libretto von de Saint-Georges),
* Donizetti (Catharina Cornaro, Neapel 1844),
* Jacques Fromental Halévy (La reine de Chypre) and
* Michael William Balfe (The daughter of St. Mark, 1844)
And this eternal tender soft kiss made Palma very lucky.
Suddenly the weak lantern light radiated more light then in the last hours and was very strong and shined on Palmina’s beautiful face.
Palma saw now how beautiful Palmina looked and was deeply touched and inspired.
»Palmina?…« he whispered fast.
»Can you sit down at your music table where the little table organ is?«
Palmina smiled and could feel how inspired Palma was in these minutes and sat down at her music table.
Palma put the strong shining lantern on the window to shine on the place at the music table. He could see that Palmina looked so good sitting at her little table organ and smiled looking into Palmina’s innocent eyes.
Palmina understood: Palma wants to paint her as »Saint Cecilia«.
For a moment he felt on his knees and looked up to her. He folded his hands and said silent a short prayer.
Then he kissed her talented hands.
Palmina understood wordless and smiled and she put her beautiful and talented hands carefully on the little organ and started to play a Saint Hymn of the Saint Cecilia.
Palma smiled and in his heart the sun was rising like in the morning.
He took his painting easel and painting brush, mixed fast a few colours – Palma has always some paintings utensils with him, because it could happen, suddenly, that Palmina inspires him only with her smile.
So he started to paint a new painting.
picture 1b - detail Saint Cecilia
He painted her golden hairs.
He painted her beautiful Eurasian eyes looking as if she has it opened a little bit and closed a little bit.
picture 2 - detail of Palmina
(This Palma knows from some Buddhist paintings of the female Guan Yin – This he learned at the Buddhist nun on Giudecca Island)
He painted her with white-orange cloth.
picture 3 - detail organ
Palmina played wonderfully on her little organ which she normally used only for her music-lessons for the talented la Zitelle girls, here at the Jesuits.
And suddenly, as his love to Palmina was pure and innocent he was allowed to see the Angel from St. Cecilia¹ which is protecting her virginity.
picture 4 - detail Palmina and the Angel
holding a music score of Palma il Giovane
Beside her, right, he painted a little beautiful angel.
The angel is holding a little music score, a little Melody by Palma il Giovane. (Angels can transport music messages and are Messengers of the highest)
Palmina has now the composition by Palma learned in her heart and she could play the inspiration directly from her heart, completely by-heart.
And she played an own variation and a music ANSWER as notes for her Palma.
During Palma painted he listened to her music very interested. And he felt lucky that she is composing a beautiful music answer only for him. A secret music answer from St. Cecilia to Jacopo Palma il Giovane.
»Palmina, I did not know that you are composing also for Organ…«
And as he said that he realized that a golden light was shining around her head – The Symbol of saints – he realized that the Saint Spirit of the Saint Cecilia was moving her fingers and she seemed to play with closed eyes.
Palma felt again on his knees and prayed with tears of joy. He the famous painter and unknown composer in Venice of the 16th century, he, he has the big honour to hear the miracle music of this Western Guan Yin, the borderless compassion, the Saint Virgin, one of the mystic 8 Saint Virgins together with the Saint Virgin.
He felt blessed, if his live was only for this night with her, if his live was only to paint only this miracle painting of his Saint Cecilia, he knows now why he was born.
Dear Palmina, dear Saint Pigeon Inspiration, Dear Saint Cecilia!
I am so Thankful to know you.
I am so Thankful to have you in my heart.
I am so Thankful for the inspiring encounters with you in the present,
It opens a whole life in our hearts:
The life in the past and future.
In the Past – 400 years ago and century ago –
In the future – in 300 or 400 years and in centuries«
Palmina played like in trance.
»The Saint Spirit is leading her…the Saint Light is around her head and the angel is protecting her virginity«, Palma il Giovane thought.
Over her head he painted very secretly a golden light.
Palma also painted the Organ Pipes and the wings of the little angel.
The first time Palma painted so fast; normally this is impossible to paint such a painting in one night.
The colours are drying normally within days or weeks and you cannot paint in one night. But this night there happened a miracle and Palma felt this and Palmina felt this.«
Outside an old monk, who often has visions, heart the little organ music from Palmina’s flat and wanted to look after Palmina.
But as he stood at Palmina’s closed door he felt the warm golden light energy radiation from Palmina’s room and music. He folded his hands and made some silent prayers. Now he felt on his knees and understood that there is inside a miracle happening and the monk is not allowed to disturb the miracle.
»This is the Spirit of Saint Cecilia. I have to pray that this miracle is protected by the angels«, he whispered.
And the monk prayed on his knees the whole night without being weak or tired for a moment.
During this night Palma painted and painted and Palmina played and played. They felt that their hearts united stronger than ever, It was like a spiritual marriage, blessed by the heaven and all Saints.
Inside his heart Palmina hugged Palma with her music and Palma hugged her with his painting creativity.
Palma and Palmina had such a warm light around and in the hearts that even the night air would be cold from outside they would only feel warm radiation from their hearts.
picture 5a - Saint Cecilia with Angel
This painting is a miracle and an image of their spiritual love.
Never Palma painted Palmina so directly and realistic – normally he always painted her in several variations as a fantasy creation – but this time it was a real image of Palmina Albina.
If you look longer at it Palmina seemed to move her thin eyes: a little bit closed – a little bit opened looking down to the keys of the little organ.
They both breathed like one soul and they loved each other spiritually leaving their bodies and uniting in an eternal dimension.
As Palma finished his painting – and outside at the window on the right side there was the heaven a little bit brighter, because in the east the sun will soon rise – Palma felt again on his knees in front of Palmina Albina.
Now the monk outside felt soft sideways on the floor and slept in peace.
Palma said: »You are my Saint Spirit Inspiration – You are the Inspiration of music, the inspiration of St. Cecilia. You ARE…«
»Pssst… Don’t say it so loud…. We both know now the secret. Master Lao and his monks and also a Jesuit Monk, which has Visions, said the same to me a few days ago…It is our deep love secret… Palma we have to be silent about this secret…«
Palma kissed again her talented hands and stood slowly up.
Then he sat on her bed, very, very tired.
Suddenly Palma felt tired sideways and soft on her bed and felt asleep in peace like the monk outside.
»Poor Palma…«, Palmina said, »He painted yesterday from the early morning till the evening in the Chiesa San Antonin and then this painting miracle during the whole night…He needs a rest.«
Palmina smiled and came and caressed his head.
Two Byzantine Pigeons came at the window and made their soft pigeon music sounds and loved each other spiritually from heart-to-heart.
Palmina looked to the two loving Pigeons at the morning window and smiled. Then she looked back to her Palma and smiled also.
Yes, Palma has fallen in love to Saint Cecilia¹, who was sent by the Saint Lucy² (they are 2 of the 8 mystic Saint Virgins) and who really loves Palma il Giovane. She cares for Palma’s spiritual development as painter and composer.
Her smile leads him step by step into the dimension of the heaven of light and love.
But both tried to keep their common secret as long as possible.
Palmina let Palma sleep in her fine little bed, the bed of a Saint. Palma smiled like being in the highest heaven.
At this slowly coming early morning Palmina started to play on her Pipa-Lute very soft and Palma could hear in his dreams all music ANSWERS Palmina was sending from her saint pure female heart to his pure male heart.
Palmina looked long at this mew fresh painted artwork.
»Hm…This is really me… The first time he painted me exactly like I am looking. It was necessary to have one or two pictures so that the world in 300 or 400 years can figure out that I really exist in Venice and how I was looking like….«, Palmina thought and played on her Lute.
»…but we have to be careful. My father has now a lot of money since the fake-priest gave him so much money to destroy the relation between me and Palma sending me always on concert tours outside of Venice…He will maybe again buy all paintings, as he did in the past, where I am painted on… He gives so much money and then he owns Palma’s painting so that no one can see the painting³…who knows? This should not happen to this miracle painting…Hm?…«
³ there is a historic report that a big beautiful painting where Palma painted Palmina was found hidden in a dark room at the backers shop.
Palmina played and thought long about their secret future in Venice.
picture 5b - complete painting of Palmina
»…Palma should ask his friend Orazio¹ to make a copy of this painting…I think he is also his scholar and student… He makes excellence copies, which looks like a real duplicate.
picture 6 - detail original and copy
Sure Orazio will make this copy…It is our only one chance to keep an authentic painting of me in the memory of the music history…my father tries to destroy all about me…He wants to erase me in the memory of music history… I don’t know why… But he is hardly influenced by the church of …. I mean the members of the international dark sugar earth network…
So there is hope we can keep this image for the world…«, Palmina silently thought and smiled about this solution.
She looked to Palma who seemed slowly to wake up, now the 2nd time, not in his Atelier, but in her clean and pure and fine little bed.
»My Palma….«, her heart softly said.
»…My Palmina….«, Palma’s heart answered her and she could hear it.
»…This is a very good Idea to ask Signore Orazio to paint a copy of this. He is a good friend and scholar of mine. He will take care of this painting-copy if it is necessary. Tomorrow I will ask him…
picture 7 - detail original and copy - The Lute Player Women (Palmina)
picture 8 - detail original and copy - The Lute Player Women (Palmina)
and I will ask him also a copy the other image with you…
A real painting of the real Saint Cecilia…«, Palma said to Palmina communicating with her heart.
Today at night as Palma painted Saint Cecilia both felt that their hearts united eternal.
* * *
And as they saw this Peony Vision at 23 o’clock, 11 p.m. Palma’s and Palmina’s hearts where so strong connected that they felt also the same warm feelings like once at Giudecca-Island in Venice at this special evening and during this special creative and inspiring night.
»Saint Cecilia (176–180 or 222–235 AD Sicily) (Latin: Sancta Caecilia) is the patroness of musicians. It is written that as the musicians played at her wedding she „sang in her heart to the Lord“. Her feast day is celebrated in the Latin Catholic, Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches and in the Anglican Communion on November 22.
³ She is one of seven women, in addition to the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.«
Feast: November 22 Attributes: Flute, organ, roses, violin, harp, harpsichord, singing, Lute… Patronage: Hymns, great musicians,…
»According to the story, despite her vow of virginity, she was forced by her parents to marry a pagan nobleman named Valerian. During the wedding, Cecilia sat apart singing to God in her heart, and for that she was later declared the saint of musicians. When the time came for her marriage to be consummated, Cecilia told Valerian that watching over her was an angel of the Lord, who would punish him if he sexually violated her but would love him if he respected her virginity. When Valerian asked to see the angel, Cecilia replied that he could if he would go to the third milestone on the Via Appia and be baptized by Pope Urban I. After following Cecilia’s advice, he saw the angel standing beside her, crowning her with a chaplet of roses and lilies.«
³ »She is one of seven women, in addition to the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.« (see ¹)
² Saint Lucy – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Lucy
»Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also known as Saint Lucy or Saint Lucia (Latin: Sancta Lucia), was a Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches. She is one of eight women along with the Blessed Virgin Mary who are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. Her feast day, known as Saint Lucy’s Day, is celebrated in the West on 13 December. St. Lucia of Syracuse was honored in the Middle Ages and remained a well-known saint in early modern England.[«
4) Orazio – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orazio_Gentileschi
»Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (1563–1639) was an Italian painter. Born in Tuscany, he began his career in Rome, painting in a Mannerist style, much of his work consisting of painting the figures within the decorative schemes of other artists.«
„Yesterday, I did not write any letter to you…It is too dangerous in the moment to write a letter. But our Peony Gondola is really good transmitting heart-to-heart messages. Let us communicate that way…“
“ Oh, but you touched my heart with your smile.. I could feel it… and it was so positive…a pink-peony-flower light energy…and I had a nice vision: You played Pipa with your Platin Angel winged cloth in our Peony Gondola together with me, I played Violin.“
„You also had this vision yesterday, Palma?
This Vision made me remembering to our day…yes, and I smiled and you felt this. This is our Peony Gondola!
„Yesterday I did really think on you…
I thought about our first day of our friendship years ago.
I remembered our first moments in our Peony Gondola playing the Pipa for you, our deep secret.
Yesterday it was the day as I said YES to our friendship, you know.“
„Oh, yes! Yesterday was the day you said YES to our friendship. I don’t forget this day, Palmina.
Yesterday I composed a new composition called „Three Peony Roses“. Your smiling inspired me strongly , my dear Peony Music Rose.
Wooooo, Palma, I love Peony Roses!
…and,… Palmina. Here is the music score….
Picture – music score of „Three Peony Music Flowers“
The first Rose describes our first moments as I saw you playing for me painting presentation.
The second Peony Rose describes our first heart- to-heart dialogue after the concert.
This was like I felt your thoughts in peony pink light visions deep in my heart.“
Palmina looked at the music score and laid her head on Palma’s shoulder.
Palma smiled and continued:
„..The third rose describes our Music Dialogue…“
„Oh, fine, Palma, I am so looking forward to hear these 3 Peony Music Roses.“
„Ok, the Peony Gondola will transmit you my music again today at 23 o clock (11 p.m.)
And they slowly moved their heads to their lips, tender and both said whispering:
„Liu – to – kiss!“
And they kissed flying slowly and soft over Mars in their Peony Gondola.
„Palmina, we are the first who kiss each other on Mars“
„Yes, my Palma, my Music flowers painter..“
And they hugged deeply and the Peony Gondola transmitted this music:
121. Palmina’s Letter from Hong Kong to Venice at the year 1583
»Hong Kong, 1583
Dear Palma !
I write you from Hong Kong.
It is a very good concert atmosphere here.
The people are very friendly and creative.
They have a lot of positive initiatives.
They do not only make the good thinks because someone told them this is good to do,
they also make good thinks because they find out what is good and then they make this good.
Some countries have to learn from the Hong Kong people.
The Island was very beautiful from where I came, but the people do only »good thinks« because someone told them that this is »good« and this is »not good«. So an initiative to make something good because someone »realized« that it is good or »necessary« I found only here in Hong Kong.
They take care on their environment, on their pink dolphins and make voluntary initiatives for positive and necessary thinks.
Palma, here are more possibilities for an artist then on that paradise island.
Only the birds can enjoy this paradise but the wars made the people very shy and they trust there nobody and foreign people can feel this »rising walls at their hearts«.
So here in Hong Kong the people are creative and positive and have an old tradition and culture.
Here they speak the south language of Chinese: The Cantonese language.
The same Letters are spoken completely different:
Princess Lin shows me three Chinese signs spoken as »gou ji haam« as example,
She speaks not only mandarin, she speaks also Cantonese.
The Hong Kong people like your music and compositions, especially your »Peony Gondola Song«.
They all love Venice. It is a similar city on the water and with little islands and a lot of Chunks like we have Gondolas in Venice. And they heard from Master Titian and also from your paintings…
Oh, I wish we could be together some days here in Hong Kong making a concert together.
My Palma, my Painter, my big and deep and only love.
With much love
Your Pigeon, your yellow canary bird, your Lute and your eternal Inspiration Palmina«
PS: Here nobody steels our letter communication, isn’t that fine, Palma?«
As Palma and Palmina saw this in their Peony Gondola at the 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) both continued to hug each other.
»How much beautiful music and painting adventure we had here in Venice…«
– »Yes, my Palma… my Painter.. my big and unique love…
Let us stay together… no separation… I missed you also at our long break, as my parents moved to Cyprus Island.
…It is a beautiful Island, but Mr. Cambridge stole all letters of the people living there. So we lived unfree and isolated till we had to leave that island and came back to Venice. It was too dangerous and the influence of the »Church of Security« from Mr. Cambridge was too dangerous for our family. They wanted always our family’s money… I am sure Mr. Cambridge and his »Security Organisation« will be made responsible for the lost of that island and will be made responsible that the R.O.V. is no more the government of that beautiful island.
…Every day, I missed you, my Palma, my composer, my painter, my only love…«
»I missed you… But as I looked to the stars I thought always about you and your beautiful lute playing. I wished only to see you again…That I can continue to compose for you…to draw you…that you are my secret model for all my sacred paintings…“
»I painted so much women, but you are the first who opened my heart…especially with your lute playing…
002 picture – San Marco Place (above) and »Le Zitelle« (below) with green gardens
Did you remember the day as you played in the church »Le Zitelle« *) nearby the San Giorgio Maggiore on Venetian Island Giudecca, direct on the opposite side from the Saint Marco Place?
A Jesuit from the monastery came, and asked you…«
– »…Yes, yes…I remember.. he asked me what the music is about…
and I said to him that this music piece is describing a painting of Palma il Giovane…and then the Jesuits wanted also to have a painting from you for their new church…«
Yes, Palmina played beautifully in that church on her lute a music composed by Palma and varied by Palmina, and this lead to a painting**) for that church…
Earlier Palmina was invited to play for the poor women to educate them in singing and musics. The Jesuits helped young women to get education and to prevent prostitution.***)
»The Zitelle almshouse and the church of Santa Maria della Presentazione were founded with the noble purpose of offering refuge, assistance, and an honest trade (lace making) to poor girls who, for their good looks, were likely to be forced into prostitution. […]
A first project for the construction of a new lay almshouse providing room, board, and an education to girls who had still not come of age was presented in 1574.«
004 picture – Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle)
»Le Zitelle (officially Santa Maria della Presentazione) is a church in Venice, Italy. It is part of a former complex which gave shelter to young maidens („zitelle“ in Italian) who had no dowry, and is located in the easternmost part of the Giudecca island.
Generally attributed to Andrea Palladio, the original design dates to 1579-1580 and the construction to 1586. Its housing edifice surrounds the church in a horseshoe shape, with a court behind the apse.«
005 – 007 picture:
005 – 007 picture
»Chiesa annessa al pio luogo delle Zitelle, fondato a metà del 1500, dove venivano educate ragazze povere la cui bellezza poteva essere motivo di perdizione«
»Fondamenta Zitelle, Giudecca – 1581-1585 by Andrea Palladio«
**) 02 picture – Jacopo Palma il Giovane (Orazione nell’orto con, ai piedi, i committenti Pasquale ed Elisabetta Foppa) [ev. sw-foto]
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Now at this 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) they continued to dream their dream and they saw this:
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011 picture – Venice light evening impression (St. Marco Place is left outside of the image)
As Palma entered again the big Gondola in which the smiling beloved Palmina waited for him, they saw together all musicians and singers standing on the St. Marco Place.
Now the 30 Gondoliers went with their mandolins to each gondola with a few shining lanterns in different colours.
15 Gondolas of them drove now to the small long island Giudecca, starting from the left side of Palma’s and Palmina’s Gondola, and 15 Gondolas drove in the same direction starting from the rights side of them.
As Palmina and Palma looked into the direction of Island Giudecca they saw the lanterns of the 30 Gondolas forming 2 lines, driving on the lagoon waters of the »Canale Grande«.
So the 30 Gondolas made a beautiful street of lanterns in the water directing all Gondolas from San Marco Place to the place where the Zitelle*) in 4 or 8 years will be build, where the Jesuit monastery and the beautiful gardens are there.
010 picture – Gonoliers moving the Gondola
Palma knocked 2 times and the Gondolier started to drive along and between the water street of the 30 Gondolas with their lanterns.
Palmina smiled and said:
»My Palma…my painter…my composer…my big and only love…
How creative you are. You are so creative to make this beautiful ceremony for me on my birthday…«
– »Yes, thank you, Palmina..you know, I love you also so much…
I want to carry you in my arms…with your Pipa.
…and with your Gondola…I love you so much…«
– »Palma?… Me and my Pipa… AND my Gondola…?
Isn’t that a little bit to much…Palma?«
»Ok, I will hold and carry you, on my arms with your Pipa, my princess…«
Palmina smiled and played on her Lute the »Spring Melody« which Palma composed for her.
The Gondolier tried also to play this Melody on their Mandolin, standing on their Gondolas with the lanterns, holding their positions on the Canale Grande.
Palma was so lucky to see all the lanterns on the Water, left and right to her Gondola which is heading to Guidecca at the Zitelle*).
012 picture – here will be build within 8 years the church »Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle)«
Palmina put her head on Palmas side. Palma put his arm around her and moved his head to her head.
»How did you arrange this. Palma?«
»It is a secret, but I love you and it is our common secret:
I have connections to the R.O.V. – The Republic of Venice – and they make it possible that the Jesuit monastery will now realize your idea: You know, it was your idea,.. years ago, as we had a walk there, as usual and you spoke with the Jesuit monks, you asked to create some plans of building a church there….The Government of Venice will support them now to built it very fast.
As »thank you« they will allow to use their gardens for special welcome evening events of the Dogan’s Palace. Today, on your birthday, we will celebrate the first opening feast here with all honour guests of Venice, which also wants to celebrate your birthday with our artists…The Jesuit monastery will make this using of their gardens possible for »all life-time« also for our Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery as »thank you« for supporting the building of the church ‚Zitadelle‘. Maybe in 4 or 8 years the church will be finished….«
013 picture – by Canaletto – left San Marco Place and right Giudecca with the ‚Zitadelle‘
– »Oh really…?
Palma, this is fantastic!
My idea!…To build a church for the poor women and to make concerts there in the garden for them and in the church… Thank you Palma, you made this possible…
This are good news on my birthday!…
I love you… my painter…my composer…my one and only love…«
Palmina kissed him tender on his cheek several times.
Suddenly a little firework started from S.Marco Place and behind the Gardens of the monastery on the little, small island of Giudecca.
Palmina looked like an innocent dear and kissed Palma again.
»You are so sweet to me…«
014 picture – left San Marco Place and right Giudecca with the ‚Zitadelle‘
As they looked behind their Gondola they saw that all guests and artists followed them with their big Gondolas along the »30-Lantern-Gondola-Water-Way«.
They all came:
The Dogan, the emperor Rudolf II, Princess Lin from China, the Queen of Thailand, Prince and princess of Bangladesh, from Nepal, and a lot of Asian and European countries came with their Gondola driving behind them.
»So beautifully…Palma, so beautifully..thank you…thank you…thank you Palma!«
As they reached the gardens behind the monastery and all the honour guests arrived, the feast continued with cultural dedications from all countries of the friends of the Republic of Venice.
The Jesuits monks and the sisters made today special cooking for this beautifully evening.
Michaela (Palma’s beautiful Cousin) brought her very young little talented son and he sung an aria for Palmina.
All representative of their culture showed their culture: dancing, singing, playing their instruments from Europe and Asia. They repeated the „Inspiration“-music piece which Palma composed for Pipa, Violin and Viola.
Palmina was very, very, lucky to see how Palma loves also to compose for Pipa-Lute.
Finally all wanted to hear a short piece from Palmina played on her lute.
And Palmina played wonderfully and her eyes shined and her heart was deeply connected with Palma’s heart and the golden light was again all over around here, in the garden with all the lights of the hundreds of lanterns in different colours and the mystic light…
And as the late evening came and all stars shined above them the sung again this for Palmina:
<picture: Palma’s Cousin was the model of this painting by Palma il Giovane and liked to make music performance with Palmina>
Palmina was so lucky to see in their common Vision in their Peony Gondola at the 23rd hour (11.pm.) of the day that her right ring finger, which was full of pain, know seemed to bee healed.
Palmina rehearsal too strong with her right hand.
„Thank you Palma, thank you, my composer, my painter, my big and only love.
Your tender love is healing my pain on my right hand at my ring-finger. You are right…not rehearsing too much…better to play 100% at the concert and not 100% at the rehearsal…You are a wise Master, not only in being a Painter Master and leader of the Titian-School…“, she said to Palma who sat beside her in the Gondola stroking her head and her beautiful hairs. Now he gave her also a tender kiss on her head. He took her right hand and kissed her ring finger soft and tender and she smiled.
Now Palmina put her head on his side and she could hear his heart. A heart that beats for her since he spoke with her the first time as she played once her lute to present his artwork so beautifully.
An both looked now in their Peony-vision how things come in Venice:
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All people of Venice had been amazed by the big heart on the sky.
And even the children said »Look, such a big heart…two souls are thinking on each other…«
Palma and Palmina knew that this is a symbol who connects them.
Their hearts communicated now very strong and often – No one can interrupt their love…
As Palma was finished with the Choir rehearsal the singers went outside the gallery and he said „Thank you, this music surprise will be great…till later…“
„Dekuji…, thank you, till later…we are looking forward, master Palma il Giovane“, the singers said. Michaela looked out of her window in the 2nd floor looking to the Entrance of the Gallery. All the choir singers came out at the street.
Now she knows – Palma has finished the rehearsal.
She took her music score and run down to the street and entered the entrance of the house where the gallery was in the 1st floor.
She was very happy to prepare a music surprise for Palmina with Palma, her Cousin. „Palmina is such a talented Lute player – I love to sing to her lute – she invents always so beautiful accords and Baß tones to a composed melody…“
Yes, she likes now to sing a composition of Palma for Palmina’s birthday.
Palma expected her sitting on his Harpsichord.
She wears a beautiful cloth and was so lucky to make music with so much talented musicians.
Palmina’s mother greeted Michaela and she greeted her „Bon giorno, Maamiiiii…“
She hold her music score and looked if Palma was ready to play the little aria, the „et incarnatus est“ by Palma il Giovane.
It is an artwork you can play with strings and Mandolin and Harp and Soprano or Sopran and Harpsicord. (with or without additional instruments)
Mihalea saw that Palma smiled and smiled and smiled…
„Hmm, ,,,,you love her much, am I right, my Cousin…? She is your music princess…“, Michaela said very joyful and smiling. Michaela likes Palmina very much. She is so friendly and positive and full of creativity.
They played very often together a little Melody which was composed by Palma and Palmina invented a second Bas-line and some accords.
So even if Michaela played an Aria maybe 20 times in different churches and palazzos and also in the Dogan’s Palace Palmina made every time another music variation on her Lute. So the composition sounds like a new one. Especially the preludes and interludes Palmina varied.
No one in Venice could do this, this on a lute – only Palma could do this on his Harpsichord or Organ.
Palma often listen to their little performance in Venice and liked to play his composition so beautiful together with her.
Palma smiled stronger than before. He knows that Michaela felt Palma’s secret love for Palmina. She felt the way Palmina played his lute solos especially on the Pipa for Palma.
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As Palmina felt that Palma is rehearsing now a beautiful little aria for her, she stopped again rehearsing with her lute.
She look straight as if she could hear the music, than she smiled and after a little break she continued carefully to play on her lute.
But after a while the ring-finger made pains than she closed her eyes remembering Palmas tender music-kisses and again: the pain was gone.
Inside her heart she communicated with Palma and this was so beautiful.
This helped her to make a short break, so that her ring finger could relax.
„Not rehearsing too hard…my master said…“
(to be continued…)
<picture: Palma’s Cousin was the model of this painting by Palma il Giovane and liked to make music performance with Palmina>
Palmina was so proud to see that Emperor Rudolf II has such a big interest in Palma’s Artwork from this Peony-Vision, in their 23rd (11 p.m.) hour of the day.
She looked to Palma and smiled: „I am so proud of you!“
Palma smiled also. He liked the way Palmina said that to him so directly.
Yes, Palmina could be very direct: If she wants something, she get’s it…
That remembers him at the wonderful sunny day: They where at the little small Island near Venice – »Madonna del Monte« *) – Palma called this island »The Spring moonlight river island«.
He painted on this day his princess Altina with her Pipa-Lute and Venetian Lute and as he laid down in the nature in the herbs she came slowly and gave him a direct sweet tender kiss on his cheek, but very tender.
This inspired Palma so strongly that he saw the big painting »Mars and Venus« which he will later paint as remembering of this unique day (and about the sweet kiss).
Now they saw a big heart outside their Peony Gondola on the sky.
He took her hands again and kissed them soft, tender and said: »You have so talented hands…take care of them…. if you rehearsal for the concert… Princess Lin and Emperor Rudolf II and the Dogan are looking forward for your performance…but don’t rehearsal too hard…your fingers had to be healthy at the performance…«
And they looked how Palmina’s birthday is going on…
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„Oh what a big Heart on the Sky“, Palmina said.
She stopped now rehearseling in her little room in the »Calle de la Pieta«.
A few birds flew around her garden at her window and made some beautiful tweets.
Palmina looked smiling at the big heart on the sky.
„What a wonderful heart….I know from whom it is…“
Palmina remembered their common dream with Palma in the Peony Gondola and remembered the countless kisses by Palma on her talented hands so that her cheeks get a little bit red of being shy. (She gave him also countless cheek-kisses)
»It seems that Palma is now only expressing his sympathy and love for me, he wants also to heal my wound hands. They are full of pains, because of my hard rehearsal for our big performance…«
She looked still to the heart on the sky and she closed her eyes, dreaming a little bit from Palma’s tender music-kisses on her hands. Yes, Palmina, liked his tenderness much and it seemed that her fingers doesn’t have any pain during she dreamed now the »music-kisses« in her remembering on his composition. (See part 57)
She looked then at her fingers and the little wounds disappeared…
»My fingers doesn’t have pains any more…«, Palmina said joyfully.
She moved her fingers in the air like testing them and tried to play Palmas „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“ and she played looking to the big heart formed of clouds on the sky:
VIDEO [Big Heart at the Sky with ‚Spring Melody‘]:
Yes, Palma healed her with his love. Palmina looked again straight as if she could see through walls. Now she is thinking on her Palma, who is now preparing some music rehearseling for the „birthday surprise“ for Palmina at the San Marco Place. He wants to pick up Palmina after the concert with a big Gondola ( in the historic form of the Gondola in Venice in the 16th century, like the Peony Gondola).
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Palma felt her thoughts and smiling in the same moment.
As he conducted the Choir of the musicians of Rudolf II he looked also as if he could see through walls and smiled looking inside his heart.
Now Palma and Palmina’s heart communicated only with their tender thoughts.
No one could steal them this direct heart-to-heart message communication.
This way of communication is the most secure form ever.
Letters can be stolen, bought and sold by others. (Mr. Cambride buys often)
Letters can be read by others.
Letters can be manipulated or destroyed by others.
But: »Heart-to-heart«-messages can not be destroyed.
Both saw the big cloud-heart in the same moment on the sky, which was now visible over Venice. – All Venetian could see it.
56. The secret music princess and the famous painter
As Palmina saw that Palma played for her birthday, she smiled and said „Oh, thank you, my Palma, my composer and painter!“ She touched with her hands his head and kissed his cheeks very tender and often.
And Palma get from all these cheek kisses inspired and dreamed during this a music which he wants to write down on a music score and wants to play for her as „Piano solo for Palmina’s Happy Birthday!“
<picture> facsimile of the“trillo“ (short-melody) „Piano solo for Palmina – Happy Birthday!“
Each „trillo“ (short-melody) symbolises a tender kiss:
The higher „trillos“ represent the kisses by Palmina and the lower „trillos“ represent the tender kissing answer by Palma on her talented hands. *)
So he transformed their heart-fully tender music-play into inspired music.
*) He took her hands and kissed softly her talented musician hands several times, this as tender answer meaning: „Take care on your hands…do carefully rehearsing…for the concert…“
And they continued to dream their Peony-Gondola-Vision in their 23rd hour (11 p.m.) of the day:
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„Oh, he played for your birthday, Palmina – He likes you really much!
Palmina, I remember also that day you played the lute here in Venice in this church for Palma’s presentation.
As you came home you smiled so full of light – I will not forget how happy you smiled.
We all could see it. Only your brother was angry and I do not know why – I hope he is not jealous about your success as artist. He seems to understand his father more then me… Hm…
…But you, Palmina, where so lucky about this concert and that day. And as we where over one year on Cyprus you seemed always thinking on Palma il Giovane…
It seemed for me that your heart was still in Venice and »only« your body is on that Island because it is the will of your father but not the will of your heart.
Often your rehearsal on your lute on Cyprus Island, and also the way you played on your lute – I could see this as mother – done with so much love. You seemed to play every day only for him as if he could feel your music dedications over thousand of kilometers. Palmina, a heart of a mother can see something more then others, believe me…“, mother whispered to her silently into her ear.
Palmina was shy, smiled and looked up to the organ up where Palma – her first and only love in her live is sitting at the Organ speaking with a white Pigeon.
„Palmina,… What I wanted to say is…“, she continued whispering,
„…The 4 horses would belong to our family…
…you would be the owner of them…
Palmina looked questioning to her mother…
„…how should I tell it…
this means for you to live »only« as backers daughter and as famous artist is a more secure life, and: this brings much freedom-live for you then to be searched by the last survivors of our Byzantium state.
YOU ARE THE LAST PRINCESS. They want to find their princess…
…the best for us is that you are an artist here in Venice…
I heard that our byzantine Elite-safety-guard are searching for the last princess here in Venice…
If they find out that you are the princess of Byzantium they would not allow that you be in the public with others…“, she whispered Palmina into her ear.
After a while of thinking Palmina answered whispering: »But our state did not survive; all soldiers, officers and citizen where killed… So no one can make us any prescriptions for our future live…«
– »…Yes this is possible, but also the enemy of our state could search after the princess of Byzantium.
If they find you, you are automatically under the protection of the Republic of Venice. Venice guarantees our family security – This is Venetian law.
So they would not search you as Venetian backers daughter and Venetian Lute player artist…«
– »Yes they would not…«, Palma answered carefully and slowly.
They heard outside the church a lot of voices of soldiers speaking very excited trying to find the entrance of the church…
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As both saw this vision in their Peony-Gondola, Palmina again kissed Palma on the cheeks saying „Thank you, thank you, thank you!“ and Palma kissed again Palmina’s talented sweet hands as tender answer.
And both listened now to the composition for Palmina:
48. The secret day – Palmina’s birthday and the secret music connection
So all Mandolin playing Gondoliers played with their new „Chinese tremolo-playing-style“. And they liked this tremolo.
To have a better performance the Mandolin makers of Venice decided to make all Mandolins with 4 double strings instead of the old tradition of only 4 strings.
So the mandolins are prepared for this happy birthday concert for Palmina with 4 double-strings (4×2=8). The 30 Mandolins are now playing a little bit stronger then before with a plectrum and with the new tremolo. All the Gondoliers of Venice will now learn to play a Mandolin like that for all future of the city of Venice.
After the rehearsal the 1st Gondolier stood up and said:
„Master Palma il Giovane – this concert is a secret of the Republic of Venice:
Therefore we should not play in Palmina’s street.
We should perform it at the St. Marco place….“
– „Yes at the St.Marco Place – E viva Marco!!!“, the gondoliers cried up shortly unexpected.
„…And we should bring her with a big Gondola to the St. Marcus Palace where we are waiting for her to play the „Peony-Gondoly Song“
Palma il Giovane looked, was silent and said:
„Fa bene… ok, but we should support this performance with our Choir and Orchestra from the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery, which so often played concerts for the Dogan’s palace. So please inform the Choir and the Orchestra… I will bring my instrument Viola to play during I conduct…“.
„Yes, Master Palma il Giovane…“, the 1st Mandolin said and made a respectful gesture.
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And as Palmina saw this in their vision she gave Palma a tender cheek kiss.
Palma’s head was turning a little bit red but at this 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) no one could see this.
And they saw also in their common vision that the days went and the secret birthday of Palmina arrived in Venice.
Palmina’s birthday is a secret – no one knows – only Palma and the 30 Gondoliers; and they would not talk, even someone pays 2000 Venetian Dollar to the Art-Gallery ; They would not talk like the St.John of Nepomuk did not talk.
They saw this in there common dream:
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In the early morning the birds sung at Palmina’s window to say her
„Sheng rì kuài le! Happy birthday, Dear Palmina we love you…!“
And as Palma stood up this day, the first thinking of him was: „Palmina, my sweet Pigeon, Happy birthday to you, I love you so much…!“ while sending her a heart-to-heart imaginary tender kiss.
The white pigeon on his writing table, in the cage, at his window made very, very soft: „Groooo, grooo…“. She made small eyes like a little beautiful friendly Chinese lady who is beautifully thankfully smiling.
Palma took his music instrument Viola in his little room and plugged for Palmina:
c – g – d‘ – a‘
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Palmina, in his little room, opened and closed her eyes like a sweet bird. So she smiled thinking on her Palma il Giovane, her composer, and she took also her Chinese Lute into her bed and plugged at this morning:
A – D – E – a‘
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After that Palma felt her smile deeply in his heart and smiled also back to her; yes, to her, to his Lute-playing-Pigeon, holding his music instrument Viola tenderly.