321. The secret of Palmina – an evening walk in Venice
picture 1 – View of Isola Giorio Maggiore in Venice
And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream like that:
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»Oh, Palma…I remember her. She was my Asian music teacher. As she followed the invitation to our Philosophical School in South Italy to come with her Master, Master Lao, I learned to play this music instrument Gu Zhin and Gu Zheng and, and my fascination for Asian music instrument she revived in that time period…«
»Oh, Palmina…let us continue…what ever comes…we have such a strong connection«
»Yes, Palma, let us continue…«
picture 2 – view of a Gondola in Venice
And now they saw, sitting side-by-side, together in their Peony Gondola at 23 p.m. and they saw this vision of their time in the 16th century in the year 1582 as Saint Theresa of Avila died.
In this year in Venice as they were much younger than in the year 1610
they saw that Palmina and Palma tried to write a letter to each other:
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» Venice, 1582
Today I decided to write a message to you.
For security I send you this text also as Pigeon-Mail, so you can proof if the normal letter has been stolen from your Mail Box, as usually from the Administrator of the Dark Sugar Earth Social Media Church.
We have to meet us for a long evening walk in Venice.
We have to talk to each other.
I have to tell you about something what happen in my live and it is important that you hear the truth and not what others say about me in the public.
Looking forward to see you.
Your Palmina, your little yellow canary bird.
And Palmina took her Lute and played the »Thinking on each other melody« several times.
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In this moment Palma il Giovane stopped drawing at his artwork as he heard this melody deep in his heart.
His heart feels a warm golden light around his heart and he knows now:
his Pigeon is playing the »Thinking on each other melody« several times.
Palmina smiled as she could feel Palma’s reaction.
Palma smiled and Palmina smiled and both could feel it.
What ever happens in their life they would never stop to think on each other.
I feel it, today you wrote a letter to me and the birds outside in the little garden are singing beautiful melodies as messengers for me.
Oh, my Palmina, they told me you want to see me again for a long walk and talk. You want to tell me an important think which happened in your live…
Did I understood the bird correct?
They say a letter Pigeon will come and bring the written message soon.
I am looking forward to hear from you,
my yellow canary bird,
your Palma il Giovane«
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And now they saw them walking in Venice the whole late afternoon till in the late evening, going together, speaking about a very important think in their live:
Now they walk silent a long time side-by side in Venice without talking.
Palma il Giovane waited like an old Chinese Master what Palmina wanted to say to him.
He could feel that Palmina has to say something important, but she did not want to hurt his feelings.
»Do you see this ring?«
»Oh, he is new…Does it disturb you when you are playing on your music instrument?«
Palmina suddenly smiled, because Palma seems to say the right words in the right moment.
»Yes, Palma! It disturbs me much.«
Palmina understood the deeper meaning of his words and smiled stronger.
»Yes, exactly about that fact I wanted to speak with you today…«
»The fact that I said YES, a few days ago…«
»Yes – to whom?«, Palma said disappointed.
»Oh, no, Palma. It is not like you think…I thought it was a joke…and so I said yes to his question…«
»..but who is he?«
»You know, I was on the concert tour and on my way back I met him and my father asked him to… I mean he is not really my…
…you have to know: As I made my concert career on that island, we got more and more letters from men who wanted to have contact to me and to marry me….«
»Oh, I see..and you made the choice for only one man..«
»Oh, Palma…I did not made my choice…«
»Your father made the choice for your future men?«
»No, no,no, Palma…He asked him to PLAY the ROLE to be my boyfriend only in the public to avoid that one of the music fans wanted to have too close contact for me…«
»I understand…but, why he is now in Venice?«
»Yes, it was a surprise for me and I thought that I have to continue to play his girl-friend after the orders of my father. I thought my father wants that the people of Venice know that I am engaged.«
»Oh, I see, it was only a joke…«
»No, no Palma, this time he made it serious and I have now a Problem…
His family is expecting to marry me to get the citizenship of the Republic of Venice.«
»Oh,,that’s the problem… He is from that island and since 1572 the Republic of Venice has lost its government on that island. The O.S. attacked the country and took the north part of Cyprus Island.«
»Is he from north Cyprus?«
»Yes, Palma, that’s the Problem he is member of the church of O.S.«
»But, Palmina, what’s the problem? If all this was a joke, why is it a problem?«
»The Problem is: He helped me to protect me from the music fans, he played the role of a boy friend in the public – nothing else. And now he wants that we help him to live in Venice. And therefore he said after I said YES, that he wants to get the citizenship of the Republic of Venice.
And he thought I will marry him…as thank you for his help on Cyprus Island.«
»And what does your father say?«, Palma asked like a good friend.
picture 3 – 2 Lanterns in Venice
»My father shouted and said ‚Why you did not say NO to this Moslem. Why did you not take Master Giovanni Palma il Giovane, he is a tolerant and good man, he is a successful painter who paints in whole Venice, who paints at the Palazzo Ducale, where the mightiest persons of the world are going in and out….‘, he said and he punished me with his violence«
»And how did your North-Cyprus-fake-boy-friend react after you said him that it was a misunderstanding…?«
Later on the street he punished me violently also violent like father and said »After our religious tradition the women has to obey the husband even she is a Christian«
»I said to him: I am not your wife. – He said that I said Yes in the public. He said he will destroy my music career on Cyprus Island – and he said also that his rich family will support me with money for the concerts if I decide to be his wife.«
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picture 4 – Evening Sunset in Venice (right San Marco Place, left is Isola Giudecca, where Palmina worked as music teacher at the Le Zitelle
And now both were silent.
Palma was now alone with her.
Palmina made a long sigh – Palma made a long sigh.
He put his strong arm around her.
Palmina could feel his warm energy and she felt Palma takes care for her.
Now they went for a long walk in Venice, the atmosphere of the coming evening made them both very harmonic and full of hope.
picture 5 – Harmonic evening View in Venice
They did not say any word, but their hearts communicated with a secret golden light.
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After they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palma took his Viola da braccio and played for Palmina also the »Thinking on each other Melody« and it was like that:
(to be continued…)
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