153. Three Peony Roses

153. Three Peony Roses

And in their Peony Gondola Vision they saw this:

                * * *

„…Thank you for your love-fully thoughts“

   „It is ok…


„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!

  “ Hm?“

„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:

    VIDEO: Violin+Viola [„3 Peony Music Roses“] https://youtu.be/FfG1EgqHjkw

 (to be continued…)



149. The secret common music dream

149. The secret common music dream

In their Peony-Gondola-Vision they saw this:

* * *

And as Palmina also laid down beside Palma il Giovane, in the nature, under the stars of Venice, on their secret little island, she looked up to the stars. Then she gave Palma a little kiss on his cheek during he slept, but carefully, not to wake him up…

The stars seemed to shine a little bit brighter and the silent red-orange Planet Mars seemed to be more colourful then ever.

Palmina whispered with a sigh: »Oh, my Palma, my composer and painter…«

And they dreamed now together a music and it was like that:

VIDEO: [Piano solo 2018-10-18 »Marco Polo Variation«] https://youtu.be/vCbhn6j4Umk

(to be continued…)


107. How Palmina got secretly Palma’s composition in the Titian-School

107. How Palmina got secretly Palma’s composition in the Titian-School

picture - Palma il Giovane, ORATORIO DEI CROCIFERI - Venice

 picture – Palma il Giovane, ORATORIO DEI CROCIFERI (Ospedale), Venice 1583-92*)

In their Peony-Gondola they had also this vision and they saw this:

* * *

Giaccomo Palma il Giovane gave the servant orders to bring the new music score in the painting hall on the stage where Palmina’s music stand is.

No one knows that there is a secret new composition for Palmina with the other music score at Palmina’s music stand.

Palmina was very decent and smiled as she saw the new composition of Palma entering the stage.
Carefully she raised her beautiful eyes over her music score to see in Palma’s direction.
Palma smiled also decently as he felt her eyes looking in his direction, but his head was turned sideways. The just incoming painting students should not figure out that Palma and Palmina has a common »music secret« and why Palma now is so happy looking and smiling.
As they saw him smiling they smiled also and greeted him respectfully in the old tradition of the 16th century.
They did not know that Palmina discovered the new music composition for her on her music stand. They could not imagine why also Palmina is so happy and secretly smiling.
No painting student in the big hall realized that Palma is giving to her a new composition on that secret way via a servant.

* * *

Palmina studied the composition secretly and played it the next time during the painting lessons in the Titian-School.
On such days Palma was the luckiest man in the universe.
Every day he expected to hear a new piece which he composed for her, which Palmina played for him with much love and very heartfelt.
How Palma was lucky as he went his way controlling and teaching his painting students along the big hall in the fine palazzo in Venice.
Sometimes 15 students were here and painted.
Palmina is playing nearly every day here on the stage, on the right side of the stage during a model was sitting in the middle of the stage.
Giaccomo Palma’s heart connectednow with Palmina’s heart and they both hugged invisibly with their »inner-heart« during the music.
Sometimes Palma went in the left corner of the hall, to be unseen, to look a little bit into Palmina’s direction, where she is playing wonderfully on the stage his composition – his secret composition. No student did realize that he composes nearly every day a new composition for his beloved Palmina Albina.
Every composition by Palma il Giovane was a tender secret »love message« to Palmina’s heart.
Every performance by Palmina Albina of this new secret music love-letters was a secret music-loving-answer, a music-»YES!« to Palma’s heart.

A yes to Palma – A YES to his artworks and paintings – A YES to him as Master and teacher – A YES to his music creations – A YES to the slowly growing love of them, which was growing day by day – composition by composition – artwork by artwork.

Sometimes she made a little look in his direction, short, but also smiling.
The students had no time to observe this secret music communication.
But they felt the good energy of the music and they where very good concentrated working on their artworks. Also for a model, which is also on the stage to be painted by them, it was easier to hold its positions with such beautiful music.
Palma and Palmina lived their love as a spiritual deep music love.

* * *

This they repeated every day.
Palma composed – Palmina played.
Palma composed – Palmina played.
Palma composed – Palmina played.
Palma composed – Palmina played.

Every day the servant brought the music score to Palmina before the painting lesson started.
And every day there was a new composition on her music stand.
And even Palma was in that moment in an other room of the big beautiful palazzo, he felt that Palmina is smiled being lucky to have his new music score – He also smiled in this moments.
An if she was sure to be alone in the hall, often she was the first there, Palmina kissed sometimes the music score and hold it to her cheek.
On one day Palma was a little bit earlier and he entered the hall. He saw Palmina on the stage with her Lute, trying out some bars of his new composition, playing it very, very »pianissimo«. Then she kissed the music score and Palma saw this.
Slowly he came to her on the stage and she smiled greeting him and she did rehearsal his new composition.

Palmina smiled and Palma listened.

Now he stood behind her looking also down to the music score looking over her beautiful shoulder.
She wear such a beautiful cloth and her hair were so nice – nice also to paint, Palma thought.
Palmina played and Palma listened interested.
Now both are alone in the hall on the stage.
As Palmina wanted to turn the page of the music score Palma wanted also to turn the page.

In this moment both hands – Palmina’s right hand, Palma’s right hand – came suddenly unexpected to the same position on the page and touched secretly each other.
Palmina smiled and did not move her hand – Palma smiled and his hand stayed on her fingers.
Both felt the magic »heart-to-heart« connection as they felt it in the time of »silence«.
now Palmina smiled stronger and Palma smiled stronger.
Now his big hand covered her female hand like wanting to protect her as Master Giaccomo Palma il Giovane. She felt his love: Palma covered her with his warm strong love.
Both stayed in this position as long as possible and they looked into their eyes and their hearts talked to each other given each other love and light.

(to be continued)

*) Palma’s Paintings at »Ospedaletto dei crociferi«
– Oratorio dei Crociferi, Venice – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oratorio_dei_Crociferi,_Venice

»The Oratorio dei Crociferi (Oratory of the Cross Bearers) is a small Roman Catholic prayer hall found across from the church of the Gesuiti in the sestiere of Cannaregio Venice, Italy.

The oratory was part of a convent found by the Order of the Crociferi, a twelfth century order dedicated to ministering to soldiers and pilgrims participating in the crusades or travels to the Holy Land. They had been patronized by Doge Renier Zen, who endowed them with a large inheritance. By the 1300s, it had become a hospital. The complex here had become by the 15th century a hospice for poor women.

The oratory was decorated with eight canvases depicting scenes from the Order of the Crociferi (1583-1592) by Palma il Giovane. The ceiling has a painting on wood of the Assumption of the Virgin with Angelic Musicians. A hospice at the site still remains adjacent to site. Relative to the elaborate Gesuiti facade, the oratory is plain entrance flanked by a house with four tall chimneys. This oratory is owned by the Instituzioni di Ricovero e di Educazione (IRE); entry is by reservation only. The site underwent restoration in 1982-1984.«


56. The secret music princess and the famous painter

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:

* * *

„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…

* * *

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:

VIDEO: „Piano solo for Palmina – Happy Birthday!“ old:https://vimeo.com/271718514 new: https://youtu.be/IHBxdoWTlh4


music: Piano solo: Gerald Spitzner

( to be continued…)

52. Two pigeons love dialogue (2)

52. Two pigeons love dialogue (2)

Palmina kissed tenderly Palma as she saw this vision in their common Peony Gondola at their secret hour, the 23rd. Palma hold her with his arm and kissed her also on the cheek.
And they saw this:

* * *

Palmina observed this Pigeon love dialogue scene and understood….
Now she continued to write her letter for Palma:

„…As we could not see each other for such a long time, it was a time where we thought on another. Our hearts loved each other every day nevertheless. And the day came where we met us suddenly again in the „Calle de la Pieta“ as I wanted to load the little boat at the bridge with our fin fresh, little Venetian breads.

I remember also at our island we saw that the female Pigeon came a little bit nearer to him… and then their hearts came nearer and nearer – we both could feel this.

…such a beautiful remembering…

I was the first lady who kissed you in your life.
My kiss inspired you and you said that you once will paint a big painting about the love of „Mars and Venus“ and you told me that you will once put the two white Pigeons in the left-down side on this painting. I am looking forward to see once this big painting. Tell me if you have finished it.

It is an eternal memorial remembering of our tender inspiring love.
I also can’t wait to see you on this day and I am very, very looking forward and expecting your music surprise…and I am looking forward for the Gondola you will send for me…“

And she looked at her Pigeons and saw that they looked at each other very tender.

And she could feel the love-dialogue of the tender Pigeons. Suddenly she heard an inner-heart-dialogue-melody which you can only hear if your heart is your real eye to look at things…(eye of the heart).

( to be continued…)


48. The secret day – Palmina’s birthday and the secret music connection

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.

* * *

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:

* * *

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‘

* * *

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‘

* * *

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.

( to be continued… )


47. Palmina could feel the music of the happy-birthday rehearsal

47. Palmina could feel the music of the happy-birthday rehearsal

Palmina smiled.

Yes, she liked this scene in their common dream at their Peony-Gondola in that 23rd (11 p.m.) of the day.
Now she also puts her arm around Palma.
Palma smiled holding his music instrument Viola in his right hand.
Palmina hold her Pipa with her right arm.
Both gave themselves a tender kiss on each cheek.

And now they continued to see their vision and they saw this:

* * *

The Gondoliers where now ready to try Palma’s „Peony Gondola Song“ – the „Gondola of Venice“ – in the new-old „Asian-Tremolo-Tradition“.

Palma smiled and thought now on his Palmina and a bird sung in the air very sweet.

* * *

In this moment Palmina, sitting in her little room at her window over the little garden, at the little, short, small street, suddenly looked straight ahead as if she looked through walls and smiled stronger and stronger.
She felt his love-full heart-to-heart thoughts…

* * *

Palma could feel her smile and smiled also – in this moment –

It felt so warm and nice if Palmina is thinking on Palma il Giovane.
She could melt frozen ice, if someone has a frozen heart…

Now he lifted his paint brush as bâton.
All 30 mandolin player looked very serious to his music master Palma il Giovane.

The Music score was placed on his easel and he said solemnly:
„Cari amici! Qin àide pengyou…Dear friends, please play it now as if Palmina is behind this window – as if she could hear and feel with her pure heart the music now…“

And they started to play the composition, now WITH the „tremolo“ as „new old-tradition“, very natural and beautiful.

* * *

Palmina could now feel the music, sitting in her little room holding her Pipa lute.
Yes, she could feel it: This is the music of the „Peony-Gondola-Song“.

There is she, she, the sweet little clever Pipa-Lute solist Palmina – with the soul of a soft pure pigeon – now sitting and smiling secretly – her smile is so beautiful.
A bird came in her little garden and sung in the air very friendly.

She moved her head smiling right and left in the rhythm of the „Peony-Gondola Song“.
Palmina remembers that beautiful moment as she was with Palma il Giovane in the Gondola and he composed it.

„This was as he draw me in the Gondola with my Lute. And he draw me also as music-melody….“
Then she started to play with this performance secretly. No one should realize that she SECRETLY is playing A FEW NOTES of this composition by the famous painter Palma il Giovane.
It was a secret of the Republic of Venice – R. O. V.

(to be continued….)


46. Noodle-Tradition and new Mandolin tremolo-Tradition in Venice

46. Noodle-Tradition and new Mandolin tremolo-Tradition in Venice

So they started to play Palma’s composition.

Then Palma stopped and said to the Gondoliers:
„O Signori,…signori,…per favore… ancora una volta, cari amici….I must ask you to play the Mandolin with the tremolo like it is tradition playing a Chinese Pipa-lute which Palmina loves also to play like the Chinese Princess Lin from China at our famous Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery…“

-„But Master Palma,… mi dispiace… We are sorry,…we don’t play Mandolin with tremolo…We did not learn to make a tremolo… the tremolo like the Chinese music Tradition…“

„Yes, but, we learned also for Chinese Culture…We have our Spaghetti-Noodles-Tradition. And our Venetian Marco Polo brought us this Chinese Noodle as our future „Spaghetti“-Tradition! You see….
And now Palma il Giovane brings the new tradition of playing tremolo on the Mandolin in Venice to remember the secret deep-love of Palma il Giovane and Palmina – Albina!“

The 30 Gondoliers talked to each other saying:

„…Hmm – Chinese Noodle?“ –
„…Venetian Spaghetti Noodle?“ –
„…New old music tradition?“-
„…Marco Polo?“ –
„…Love of Palma il Giovane?“ –
„…Chinese Lute Pipa?“ –
„…Secret of the Republic of Venice?“ –

„Yes, ok, we eat and love Spaghetti-Noodles, which is an old cooking tradition brought by Marco Polo…
Why should we not learn a music tradition from an other culture? The Pipa-tremolo on our Venetian Mandolin! Let’s try it…For the love of Palmina and Palma!!! E viva Marco Polo!“

„Yes, for the Love of Palma and Palmina!! – E viva Marco Polo“, the 30 Gondoliers said very enthusiastic and smiled.

(to be continued….)


32a. Pigeons cage exchange on the Rialto bridge – Palma’s music secret idea for Palmina

32a. Pigeons cage exchange on the Rialto bridge – Palma’s music secret idea for Palmina

Palmina and Palma continued to dream their common dream:
They saw themselves in a vision:

* * *

Palmina was so happy to receive Palma’s letter.
„The letter Pigeon is the best way the send a letter to Palma!“, Palmina said full of joy.

Also Palma was very, very lucky to continue the written contact with the help of a letter-pigeon.

But how can they answer a letter? –
The letter pigeon does not fly back!

They have to exchange the cages with the pigeon at a place in Venice. Where?

Both had now at this 23rd (11 p.m.) hour of the day the same thought:

„We have to meet at the Rialto Bridge….!“
This bridge was especially designed for the secret meetings of Palma and Palmina by the famous Da Ponte 1691 as inspiration of the painting-progress by Master Titian and Palma.

And so they did….

The next day they met at the Rialto Bridge as they usually shortly-secretly met there.

She went from the south-side steps and he went from the north-side-steps…
No one could see that they are coming to meet on the bridge.
Palma was the first. He had his pigeon in his cage and some painting utensils with him.

He put the cage under the north-arch at the left side.

A few moments later he saw a smiling pretty women with a cage and a lute.
This is Palmina! – She puts her cage with her pigeon under the south-arch on the right side.
Palmina smiled to Palma sending a golden heart-to-heart smile to him.
Palma seemed now to look ten years younger and had also a smile in his face.

As they saw that no one is observing them Palmina went to Palma’s pigeon cage and Palma went to her pigeon cage.
So both changed their position. Palma picked up now the other pigeon cage from the floor an went along the south-side steps back and Palmina picked up now also the other pigeon cage and went her way along the north-side steps.

No one observed this secret exchange.

So they made this nearly every day to exchange their letter pigeons.

And every day they wrote them their secret love-message…

No one could read their letters!

Both were very careful and their white pigeons also.

No one could figure out that they exchanged secretly their pigeons on the Rialto Bridge

* * *

Later at one day at his speech in the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery Master Lao explained that in China the people likes to have birds in a cage. Very often they take their beloved bird with their cage and they bring them into a beautiful park. So the imprisoned birds can sing and talk to others in that park. They can see each other and they can exchange beautiful melodies with singing for each other poetically.
But only letter pigeons are allowed to fly free and to come back as they want to fly.
But every time they come back!

* * *

As Palmina a Palma saw this in their dream, she put her head on his side and he put his arm around her with much tender love feeling.

They are sitting together in their Peony-Gondola in their soft seats and smiling and dreaming.

* * *
And they saw Palma thinking:
„Oh, in a few days Palmina will have her birthday. This is a few days after my birthday,
In three weeks and 3 days…“
How can I surprise her? With what a music piece? A composition?

..I have an idea…“

VIDEO: [poetically singing birds] old:  https://vimeo.com/266458410

new: https://youtu.be/M_4h7pypD3w


(to be continued…)


22. Unexpected cultural exchange on the Rialto-Bridge in Venice on the 20th of Marc

22. Unexpected cultural exchange on the Rialto-Bridge in Venice on the 20th of Marc

The Rialto bridge was opened on 20th March 1591, created by Antonio da Ponte (1512–1597) who was a Venetian architect and engineer, most famous for his rebuilding of the Rialto Bridge in Venice. painting: Canaletto

And after they saw that all the old masters, who appears on the clouds around the Peony Gondola, listened their music playing of the image of WATER, they slowly disappeared for letting them to be a little bit alone, to exchange their thoughts.

Palmina smiled and both sat now on the soft seats of the Golden Peony Gondola.
In this 23rd hour of the day she felt a little bit tired and she wanted to put her head on Palmas side to hear his heart beating. (The same he wanted also…and also he wanted to hear her heart, but he was the gentleman…)

Palma put his arm around her shoulder and put his head to her side tenderly.
This Peony Gondola is really a present by the Heaven…

Palma and Palmina had now the same thoughts:
They smiled and remembered in their heart the 20th of March in Venice.
It was a magic day full of golden-light miracles:

Palmina wanted to write in her little room a little letter for Palma:
„Dear Palma!
I write you today on the 20th of March to tell you that I love your artworks, your paintings and compositions for my Lutes, so much and I am looking forward to get new one from you and I look forward to work with you at your and your mother’s artwork projects very much.
But I am not sure if this letter will be destroyed and can reach you…
I write also a copy of this letter which I hide secretly from others, to see later which letters had been destroyed or did not reach you.

With much love,

Your, deeply loving Palmina-Albina

20th of Marc 15.., Venice “

Than Palmina remembered that she exercised on this day, the next hours on her Lute.
Later she had to bring a basket of fresh breads on the other side of the Rialto Bridge, like she does every day…

* * *

Palma il Giovane was on that special day very lucky:
He felt that Palmina, his „Albina“, wrote him a short letter.
He started to play the short melody on his Viola music instrument to answer her thoughts with music.

A little bird listened that and took his flight to the Rialto bridge where Palmina had to sell the special fine fresh breads at the traditional little market of Venice, in front the ‚Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto‘ along the ‚Ruga dei Oreso‘.
The bird landed on the little market, which is on the east-feet of the Rialto bridge, and tweeted so sweet to Albina.
Palmina understood this secret bird’s greeting and she smiled, and thought on Palma. She looked at her basked where her Lute was; inside was the copy of her letter and the music score of Palma.

* * *

Palma suddenly smiled as he felt her smile.
So he took his paintings requisites, brush and easel, and started to go to the Rialto bridge.
Today it was the 20th of march, that day the famous Rialto-Bridge*) was the first time opened in the 15th century in Venice. Often the Republic of Venice, the R.O.V. made on the 20th of March a special event to celebrate this day.
The Rialto Bridge is a big symbol of connection between the EAST-PART and the WEST-PART of Venice.

*) The Rialto bridge was opened 20.March 1591, created by Antonio da Ponte (1512–1597) who was a Venetian architect and engineer, most famous for his rebuilding of the Rialto Bridge in Venice.
wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_da_Ponte
Maybe the arc on the top of the bridge was a dedication for Titian’s famous painting „Pieta“, which had been completed by his scholar Palma il Giovane in the year 1576 as Titian died.

The famous painting ‚Pieta‘ of Titian has been completed by Palma il Giovane (text detail)

Palma decided to make a drawing of the Rialto Bridge on that special day.
To be unseen of the public he went the north-steps along to the highest position of the famous bridge coming from the East-Part of Venice.

The most people are going along the middle-steps to buy something at the shops or to cross the bridge fastly.

„He started to draw the sunset beautifully from there. (He stood left under the north-arch looking through the south arch, which looks similar to the door-arch in Titian’s painting „Pieta“.

He started to draw the sunset beautifully from there. (He stood left under the north-arch looking through the south arch, which looks similar to the door-arch in Titian’s painting „Pieta“.

Pieta by Master Titian, finished by Palma il Giovane

With his painting-cloth he is not so easy recognized in the public because at the Dogan’s Palace he is always dressed well and the important people are knowing him only in that way.

He loves to be ‚incognito‘ in the public very much.

Palmina radiated so much golden-light-love from heart that Palma’s heart that he felt strong to paint, to draw and he smiled thinking on her.
Then suddenly a soft WIND came about his face, but no one seemed to realize that.
Palmina went the south-steps – She came from the West-part of Venice along this famous Rialto Bridge, but they could not see each other.
There was also a little WIND also in her face and moved her beautiful hairs in the sunset-light.

She looked around and than she went her steps up: step by step – step by step.
As she arrived up, she was tired on this 20th of march. She made a little break there.
In her basked there was only the copy of her letter for Palma il Giovane and the new music score, handwritten from him.
As she was on the highest position of the bridge she made a little break.
She put her empty basked – empty because she was selling very fast all the fresh, fine breads on the marked with playing her beautiful lute – yes, she put the basked on the floor, took her lute and looked into the sunset.
She took her letter and the music score, and she kissed softly the music score, she touched it with her left cheek and give the music score of Palma a little tender kiss.
Palma il Giovane watched this tender scene, standing on the north-side of the bridge, on the left side under the arch.
He started to draw Palmina and the Rialto Bridge at this sunset and he was touched for tears of joy to see what she is doing with his music.
Than she took her Lute and played his new composition by heart.

And this she played so beautiful.

He draw her also with her Lute very beautifully.
Than he kissed his drawing also tender and touched the paper also with his right cheek.
Palmina stopped to play and looked up, she could feel that secret kiss.
She smiled and looked around.
Than she played again his new composition.
Palma could observe that the People liked his music.
This was interesting, because they do not know that he, the famous painter of Venice is also a secret composer, and if they also like and love his music like Palmina, this means also that Palmina played it in a beautiful way and she is very talented.
„Albina’s Lute talent has to be supported…and protected…Maybe I have to speak to my mother…“, Palma thought.

He continued drawing and now he didn‘ t realize that Palmina turned around and discovers Palma standing at his easel and looking at his drawing and kissing her image softly and often.

As he raised his eyes again in her direction he was surprised that she is smiling in his direction.
She took his music score and smiled and showed him that she also is kissing his artwork tenderly.

Both have now very read faces, because they are very shy and careful in the public.

No one could see both: The People who walked on the north-steps saw only him; the people who walked on the south-steps could see only her; and those who walked in the big middle-steps could see nor him, neither her until they reached the highest position of the bridge.
Palma realized that and Palmina also.
So she continued playing her lute and smiled secretly to him.
He also continued his drawing of the sunset, but WITH Palmina on the bridge and playing her Lute.

* * *

They both remembered that common secret meeting on the wonderful bridge.

* * *

And they made this secret meeting every day on that Rialto Bridge of Venice to see and smile each other and to exchange secretly the music score, AND to show Palmina how he drew and like her.


* * *

Sitting now at this night-time in the Golden Peony Gondola they remembered now this 20th of march, a day of secret miracles.

They exchanged this thought only by thinking, it was not necessary to use words. Their hearts could communicate with each others from heart to heart.

„Palmina? Could you also remember the soft WIND, at the Rialto Bridge?“
„Yes, Palma, I could feel the mystic WIND also on that day.“

„And also on the other days, there was this short, soft WIND, at that moment you are coming along the Rialto Bridge to play for me the Lutes.“

„WIND,…you should make a composition about the nature image of WIND!“

„Yes, Palmina… you are right… I feel so inspired by you… I love you so much…You opened my heart.

…I was not sure if I am able to compose, till I meet you and you explained me your Lute so friendly. Every day I am thinking on that beautiful moment… Your smile is making me so strong. Even I cannot get a letter from you, or even we cannot talk to each other in the public or in the Art-Gallery, If you come and play during I am painting, it inspires me to make some compositions…“

And Palma wrote down a whole sheet of music paper with the music of Pipa solo 3 „WIND“

As he was ready the Saints and Masters appeared shortly around the Clouds and smiled and moved their head like telling „YES“.**)

Palmina tried it out like this:
VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/261164480 (password „dgpa“ )

„And now let us play it again with the additionally Viola part…“, asked Palma, she could also be friendly-direct if she wants something.

And Palma took his Viola and they played like this:

VIDEO: [Pipa+Viola »WIND«] new: https://youtu.be/YgSy9jBdo44

(old:  https://vimeo.com/261164794 )


Pipa solo 3, WIND / WOOD, ☴ 巽卦 –
‚8 Soli for Pipa 琵琶‘ by Gerald Spitzner,
2016-10-29 / 2017


(to be continued…)

**) all they said:
„巽 Sun“ – King Fuxi
„WIND/ WOOD“ – Nüwa

„Brother Wind“ – Saint Francis
„gliding on the wings of the WIND,
appointing the WINDS your messengers,“ – Saint Claire

„橈萬物者莫疾乎風“ – King Wen
„Of all that forces BEND things, there is none swifter than WIND.“ – Tai Si

„The Sphere of Planet Jupiter“ – Dante
„The 6.Choir of the Engels“ – Beatrice