364 . The Marco Polo Dialogue

364 . The Marco Polo Dialogue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


 

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

„My Marco Polo“

„My Wu Schuang…“

„My Wang Hsian Ko…“

„Our hearts are connected…“

„Our hearts are connected…“

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


(to be continued…)

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

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

363. Pigeon in the Morning Light

363. Pigeon in the Morning Light

Yes, Palma’s painting from the year 1595 has a secret hint to the lute playing Palmina.
At this time Palma, especially the year around 1596, Palma il Giovane painted in the San Saba Chapel every day.
This morning he stood early to paint on the huge painting up, on the left side. (The painting is half circled and in front of the half circled painting on the top right side).
After a while Palma made a thinking break and put down his paintbrush.
Deep on his heart he remembered that last morning a pigeon appeared in the morning on a roof.

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  Picture – Pigeon on san Marco Place in Venice

He thought that this is his Palmina. Yes, Palmina was able to appear for a while as Pigeon in Palma’s life to be in his near.
Palma smiled and repeated this vision in his heart because this felt so beautiful.
He felt it a golden light from heart to heart.
He layed down on the wide and long scaffolding which was in the half height of the San Saba Chapel in this St.Antonin church in Venice. (A few steps away there is Palmina’s flat and her mothers family shop: the little fine bakery shop at the Campo Bandiera e Moro.

He ate the fine little bread from their bakery shop as late breakfast.
After a while Palma smiled and looked on his right side.
The place where Palmina sits usually beside him was empty. Often she comes to pick him up after she finished her daily evening concert at the Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale on the San Marco Place in Venice,).

Often he could feel her, deep in his heart, playing her secretly a composition of Palma at the Palazzo Ducale.

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At 23 p.m. in the Peony Gondola Palma took his Mandolin and played for her his new composition for Mandolin.

Palmina smiled and dreamed this music with him and later she put her head on Palma’s side, smiled and dreamed with him the same Peony Gondola Dream:

VIDEO: Pigeon in the Morning Light (Mandolin and Violin)
https://youtu.be/0tf5p2UjOlk

    (to be continued…)

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326. At the old baker’s shop in the Venice (day 14)

326. At the old baker’s shop in the Venice (day 14)

And as they saw this Peony Gondola vision Palma said:
„Today this morning I heard birds singing in the morning telling me that you used a Messenger – Isn’t it Palmina?…“

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision and they saw this:

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picture – fine little Palmina breads – detail of painting »Julia of Collalto« by Palma il Giovane. The little breads made by Palmina Albina in a basked

After Palma explained how he made the music of his creation »Maria L’Assunta« for Palmina she asked him how http://www.wetransfer.com is working.

Palma explained:
„You can upload any file type you want: JPG (Picture), PDF (e.g. music score), TXT (Textfile), any video-file and documents. Any file format of audio recording. – All your Pipa recordings. “

„And within one week you can download my files?“

„Yes Palmina, YES!“.

And if I want to connect you with Whatsapp, Wechat, Telegram, Signal I need your Mobile Number“

As the Gondola moved now to the left side driving along the „Rio de la Pieta“ Palmina saw now the little bridge for the Calle de la Pieta.

„Here at the left side you brought the little fine fresh white breads always in the morning to the boat for the market at the left side of the Rialto bridge beside the little church with the 24 hour display.

„Oh, yes, Palma. I remember! Later you picked me secretly up with your Gondola from the little street beside the Calle de la Pieta, which ends in the water to step in or out of a boat or Gondola. Over there on the right side.“, Palmina smiled and her cheeks turned again soft light-red.

„Oh, look an Orange is swimming in the Water…“, Palmina said and was lucky to fetch it from the water and smiled.

„Palmina I will write my Phone number on this little Orange…“
Palma wrote his Mobile number on the Orange.

Palmina’s cheek turned more light red than before and she looked shy.
Because she knows that today is a special day and to get an Orange from the water with a Phone number was something special – an old nice tradition…

As Palmina took the Orange from Palma’s hand they both hold the Orange for a moment and both looked into their eyes, like once, as they meet suddenly on the little street here, the Calle de la Pieta, where Palma sniffed secretly on her little fine fresh breads – every morning – and they looked secretly into their eyes and had now the same warm feeling in their hearts – The golden-light-heart-to-heart-connection.

Palmina gave Palma a tender soft shy kiss on his left cheek and Palma could feel it (like the last days). It feels like the soft wing of a Pigeon, a yellow canary bird, like an angel.

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Not for a long time they had to search the Campo Bandiera e Moro where the old bakery shop still is situated at the Calle de la Pieta.

Palma and Palmina decided to have a tea or coffee and of course to eat the little fine white Venetian breads, which Palmina invented in the 16th century especially for Palma il Giovane to give him eating during he was painting the whole day on 11 paintings in the little church nearby. (4 are about the life of San Saba)

They sat down at the table and ordered the fine breads.

„Look, here in the internet: They want
to sell a Palma il Giovane drawing… It was the drawing of San Saba from Syria !!!“

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picture 2 – study drawing of San Saba for the 5 oil paintings
in the chiesa San Antonin in Venice by Palma il Giovane, 1593

„Oh, very beautiful, Palma, my painter. Oh it costs a lot of money. But there they write it is a drawing of a Monk…“

„…hm, we both remember that this is not only a „Monk“ – how they write in the internet – this is San Saba !, which I painted in the year 1593 during a whole year to be in your near nearby at this Bakery shop…“

„Yes and I brought you the fine little white breads and I played daily on my Lute for you…you worked at the wide scaffolding in the little chapel and, and my father could not say anything against that because you painted him also in one painting in the San Saba Chapel as baker in the ‚miracolo del fornaio‘ of that church over there…“

„Yes, It is the Chiesa San‘ Antonin…I played also often on that Organ…“
„And the orphan girls come over with their music instruments from the Ospedale de La Pieta. Here over there along the small street, the Calle de la Pieta. They went over this place and they went often to sing in the church and to play on their Violins. They where famous in their centuries like today the „Vienna Sängerknaben ¹) of Austria“

„Yes our orphan music girls had been the most famous musicians in the world!!!“, Palmina said very proud.
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¹) Wiener Sängerknaben – Vienna Boys choir – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Boys%27_Choir

The Vienna Boys‘ Choir (German: Wiener Sängerknaben) or Vienna Choir Boys is a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the best known boys‘ choirs in the world. The boys are selected mainly from Austria, but also from many

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Palma took the newspaper from the table and Palmina was also interested to read the daily news.

And they could read this:

» +++ Breaking News +++
200 Radical Members of the Church of O.S. (all 200 worked as social media administrators) have been arrested because of using „Pedopharm“ – products to plunder Asian and European families to expand their religious system in Europe and Asia…

The Members had been using this medicine called „Liquid Sugar Earth“ giving it secretly in the drinking water of their victims, coffee, or tea to have control about their free will and their whole mind.

….victims of the church of O.S. told to the police having lost their whole family jade with drinking this medicine in their daily drinking…«

„And here they write that a famous musician of Asia had been plundered by the O.S. from her own personal bodyguard which is also from the O.S. Look Palmina…“

„Oh, no – the own body guard! And he gave her this liquid sugar earth medicine in her drink to make her willing less, Poor girl… Now he is in prison…with other 199 criminals of the O.S.“, Palmina said.

Palmina looked a while thinking because this remembers her about the 16th century where this Problem with a man from North Cyprus happened; he was also an O.S.-men and tried to bring her to an engagement with this ‚liquid sugar earth‘ medicine. But to be clever in such a moment means, and the newspaper writes as warning: „…NOT to drink anything liquid with a suspicious person – not even at the day of St. Valentins Day nor even at the day of engagement – never – There is no secure way back from that moment!“

„Clever Girl – It saved her life and her free will“, Palmina said.

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picture 3 – Mobile Number on a Orange +4369910800312

 

Palmina holds still Palma’s Orange with his Mobile Number in her hand and smiled in Palma’s eyes.
Now in her eyes is reflection of the light of the candle on the table and Palma took her hand and smiled to Palmina. Palma il Giovane wrote in his heart a new composition for his Pigeon.

(to be continued…)

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

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