226. House concert in Palma’s flat in Venice

226. House concert in Palma’s flat in Venice

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

* * *

Palma went fast home at his flat on San Marco Place to get the Pigeon-Letter-Mail.

And as he arrived and opened his window in the second floor and the snow-white Letter-Mail-Pigeon waited and made friendly „Groo, Groooooo“. Palma smiled and took her carefully in her hands.
Now he opened her letter and read it.
Palma’s eyes where very lucky and he sat down to his table and continued to read her beautiful Pigeon-Mail.

Then he looked out of his window. From here he can not see the windows of Palmina’s flat in the 3rd floor on Giudecca Island but he feels that she is also standing now at the window and smiling.

Palma looked into the direction of Giorgio Maggiore and said:
»The church of »Isola San Giorgio Maggiore« is complete erected. This is a symbol of our love…I have to answer Palmina on her letter…«

Palma kissed the letter and he started fast to write an answer:

»Venice, 16…

Dear Palmina!

Thank you, I received your Pigeon-Mail,
I also can’t wait to be with you in our Peony Gondola at 23 o’clock.
Today the breakfast you made on my birthday was so nice, especially the music you played for me on my bed with your lutes.
You made a new composition for me and you made a nice variation of my composition for your lutes.
I hear it the whole day during my painting work in my remembering, in my deep heart.
Thank you Palmina.
And today at midday you and Michaela made such a good lunch for me, and you made the first celebration on this birthday for me.
Mihaela made a surprise, you know, she searched the »happy birthday music version in my language – in Veneto!«.
As you saw Crezia and Julia made two paintings for me – So nice – My daughter like you very much, You all women are all my personal angels since my wife died and I am a lonely man.

I am locking forward to celebrate my birthday with you – You are now a part of my family.
I love you my sweet pigeon,
my inspiration, my Santa Cecilia

Your you deeply loving

Jacopo Palma il Giovane

PS: Do you think that Natalie from Russia, you know the talented Organ Playing musician, will come to our nice birthday feast in our big flat on San Marco Place and play with us some music with our family? Mihaela said her mother was at the ospedaletto and is not well, let’s pray for her mother. Mihaela is praying for her…«

* * *

picture - house concert like it was at Palma's time in the 16th cecury in Venice

And as they saw this Peony Vision Palma and Palmina hugged and kissed soft and they remembered the beautiful house concert for Palma’s birthday at his home:

And Palma and Palmina looked this concert together in this Peony Vision:

This concert was beautiful and it was like that:

VIDEO: (original Renaissance concert )


(to be continued…)


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


141. Organ solo at the moon palace

141. Organ solo at the moon palace

organo Chiesa_di_San_Zulian_-_Organo.jpg

picture – Organ at Chiesa San Zulian

Palma was long very silent.

Palmina, sitting beside him in the Peony Gondola at 23 h (11 p.m.), she realized that and she thought on the beautiful high inspiring moments they had together…
»You are so silent in the last time, Palma…?«
»Oh, my beloved Palmina, my inspiration…
You are inspiring me so much, also now.
I am thinking always about you and me.
Signore Ridolfi is now coming in a few days to Venice.
He has interest to write a book about my live as artist or a longer biography about my live.
And he will listen to my speech in a few days in Venice.
I will tell also about the beautiful time as you played your Lute in the year 1574-1576….«
Palmina put her head on Palmas shoulder and then she kissed soft his cheek.
»Oh, Palma…You will really do that?
You will tell about me playing at Master Titian during he was painting at the very famous artwork ‚Pieta’…?«
»Yes, my Pigeon, my Inspiration, my deep love…
Do you want again to play your Lutes during my speech in Venice…?«
»Oh yes, Palma! I am so looking forward to play for your speech in Venice…«
Palmina’s cheeks went a little bit red being shy.
And Signore Ridolfi*) can not write all I will write it so that even the people in 300 or 400 years will hear about you, my inspiring Lute playing Angel…«

*) Carlo Ridolfi – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Ridolfi
Carlo Ridolfi (1594–1658) was an Italian art biographer and painter of the Baroque period.

Ridolfi is Palma’s Biographer who printed the first biography of his live in the 17 century
»Le maraviglie dell’Arte ovvero, Le vite degli Illustri Pittori Veneti e dello Stato.«

And Palma put his strong arm around Palmina and he gave her a good hold and kissed also her cheek.
Palmina smiled and Palma smiled.

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

* * *

After Palma gave a copy of the music score to the moon princes all the beautiful moon princesses beside her looked and whispered.
»We want also to have some copies of Palma’s music score – we love his music…«
A little moon princes with a 2 year old girl-baby came and pointed to Palma il Giovane.
»Oh, look, she likes you, Palma«, Palmina said.
And as the little moon princess with her baby came near to Palma with his Mandolin the princess said:
»Dear Palma il Giovane, we heard you Organ playing here from the moon…
Can you play on our moon-palace-organ some music for us all?
This is was my little baby daughter princess wanted you to ask…«
Palma made a very respectful Venetian gesture in front of the little princess mother and her baby.
»Yes, It is a big honour to play for you on your organ here on the moon…«
And Palma went to the Organ which has not been played long time.
The moon princess whispered and said: »Ooooooh! An Organ Concert for us!«
»Palma looked into Palmina’s eyes.
»I am proud of you, Palma«, Palmina said smiling and sending him Inspirations from her heart to his heart and it felt so warm in his heart to get her deep love every evening at 23 h ( 11 p.m.)

And Palma sat down at the Organ and played some Inspirations like that:

VIDEO: [2018-10-06 »Organ solo at the moon palace (Palma il Giovane 141)«] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTaFjWhUkH8

(to be continued…)


114. The original letter of Palmina (was stolen and manipulated by the administrators and members of the dark-sugar-earth social-network)

114. The original letter of Palmina (was stolen and manipulated by the administrators and members of the dark-sugar-earth social-network)

Under the stars over Venice reflecting their bright light in the waters of the lagoon, Palma stood with his Mandolin looking from the promenade at this evening.

As he played his composition for his Palmina Palma felt that he was not alone.
He could feel that Palmina played music »together with him« his composition. He saw her smile shining into his lonely heart. There, deep in his heart, he felt a warm light.
»The light of Palmina« – Yes she is with him in this Peony hour, she send him a tender kiss on his cheeks and he could feel her.

Palmina looked again along the horizon of the sea and the air has now a completely other smell. She smiled looking to the stars, thinking on her Giacomo Palma il Giovane. Still she is holding her Pipa-Lute sitting on the big Royal Chinese Ship. The ships from China are very big because the sea is much dangerous then the Adriatic Sea here in Europe.
Palmina felt very secure on that big Chinese Chip.
But she smiled seeing Palma with her heart. And Palma smiled seeing Palmina with his heart now at 11 p.m. (23 h).

Venice was quite, and the people and musicians on the ship from Venice are now sleeping.
Only a Pigeon sat on the wood of the ship -a Byzantine Pigeon made soft with a high voice: „Groo, Grooooo, Grooooooo“
Palmina looked at her and smiled.

* * *

As Palma and Palmina saw this tender dreaming-Vision in their Peony Gondola Palma kissed Palmina softly.

»What a remembering…«

»What a unique China-Concert-Tour…«

»YES, my Master…«
»Palmina, did I tell you what happened in Venice as you were on concert Tour…?«

Palmina looked surprised: »No, tell me…«

And they saw this in their Peony Vision:

* * *

On one of these lonely evenings, Palma went along the promenade after he ate an Italian Pizza at the »Campo Bandiera e Moro«, and went directly to the Dogans’s Palace.
Palma was invited to listen an official concert.
Palma was not sure what today will be played without Palmina.

As the concert started there came a lady with a Lute in a golden metallic cloth.

All the people of Venice were wondering.
»Palmina is not playing this concert?….«, some people ask.

There was a while of whispering in the hall.
The conductor had problems to start the concert, because of the noise of the whispering and wondering and asking audience.
»Palmina is the best Lute player and she is now not here. Why is an other Lute player playing instead of her…?«, a fine lady was asking.

Mihaela asked: »What happened? The first soloist position belongs to Palmina! Palma?..Did they expect that Palmina comes not back from China?«

Palma was shocked.
Beside him a pair whispered »Look,!… The lady with the golden cloth has a father which is member of the Church of Security. All in Venice are saying he pays the high costs of the membership and then the church does not steal their letters…«

»Really? They are members of the forbidden criminal network of Mr.Cambridge??…«

»She plays instead of Palmina here. Her 1st lute position is only for the best lute player of the Republic of Venice – the mighty R.O.V.«

Palma was sad to see an other first lute soloist.

»Her father is very rich and the Church of Security takes a lot of money to organize intrigues…«

»Palmina is our best lute player!!! We want to hear Palmina!!!….«

»She is the best lute soloist…«

»What is here going on…???«

Palma and Michaela were so sad that Palmina is not here.

At the little break of the concert Palma and Mihaela and a lot of Venetian »Palmina-fans« leaved decently the concert and were disappointed that a member of the Church of Security did pay for that expensive concert.
Palma and Mihaela went slowly the same streets Palma often went with Palmina to the »Campo San Provolo« where Palma is living and Mihaela is living in the little house straight ahead.

»Don’t be sad, Palma. Palmina will be soon back to Venice, it is such a deep love which connects you both, don’t forget that.«, Mihaela said to his Cousin.

* * *

This night Palma dreamed from a letter which Palmina wrote as she arrived the far-east island.

Yes, this letter Palmina wrote really, but the Church of Security stole it from Palma’s letter box. It was the brother of the lute player with the golden cloth.

And the text of the stolen letter was like this:
»China, Kingdom of Tungning, 1581 –

Dear Palma!

I write you from my Concert-Tour here in China from the Kingdom of Tungning.
It is a beautiful island here. Much sun, and the temperature is quite warmer as in Venice.

It happens all like you dreamed once in the night.
Daily I see 6000 pigeons flying near to me, it looks so beautiful.

The Chinese ship brought us to this Chinese Kingdom south-west-part of the little island.
The European gave that island the name ‚beautiful‘ and the Chinese gave them the name ‚East Peace‘ 東寧 and the indigenous have their own name of it.
They all liked your composition very much and are very thankful for you paintings.
Especially Princess Lin liked the copy of your painting »Virgin with child and Saints« *)
It looks so European-Asian…

*) picture of »Virgin with Child and Saints« by Palma il Giovane

Every day I have a performance with your compositions here on that island.
We travelled several times around the island.

Tomorrow I will have the possibility to warn the last members of the Ming Dynasty that 1683 will be a dangerous year and they should now come back in a few months with us to Venice to save their live.

I hope I am diplomatic enough and find the right words – I have to be careful…
I will ask princess Lin to translate into Chinese Language and into the 26 languages of the indigenous people here on the island. They should also be warned about the year 1683 to save their culture.

I have now a little bit time to play all your compositions you sent me via our Peony-Gondola. And you will hear them as music transmitted in Venice.

I don’t know how this music transmission will work, but if it works I will play for the poor women of the »Ospedale« at the Jesuits in Venice now every day at the time of the daily concert in Venice in your local time-zone time.

I am with my thoughts and music playing with you, my Palma and with the poor women of the »Ospedale«.

I am not forgetting you, my Palma. I have much career success here on that island.
But I miss you and I always think on you, and your artworks and your compositions.
I love you so much.
The ship came so early, as we wanted to marry, you and me.
We are connected with our hearts every day.
As we met and spoke in Venice for 8 minutes, my heart did find your heart – It was as if we are already married with our hearts.
So please wait for me. The two recent concerts are taking my time a little bit longer as expected on that island.
I hope my letter comes secure to Venice.
The contact between this Kingdom and Venice is very good. So they bring personally the letter with a ship to Venice, they guaranteed me (Royal Postal Ship).

Oh, I should not forget you to write about the encounter with the »Cantico delle Creature« with the indigenous cultures and the Ming Dynasty.

I explained to the 26 representative of their 26 indigenous cultures about the »Cantico delle Creature«.

They wondered that this text was written by an European.
They say that this words of the »Cantico delle Creature« with its ANCIENT NATURE-IMAGES, like –


– are the same principles the most indigenous traditions are believing in.

Princess Lin translate the old Italian text into the 26 languages *) and they were thankful to get this peace message of the »Canticle of Brother Sun«.

With this text, they hope, they can keep their traditions, the »Cantico delle Creature« in old-italian original text, as bridge between the two traditions, and they are protected by massive colonisation by the European and Chinese Cultures.

They say if this text was given also to the indigenous people of America the catholic church would never try to destroy indigenous traditions so brutally, because »SISTER MOTHER EARTH« and so forth are the same principles all indigenous people in the world are believing and respecting.

It was interesting that our translation, you and Princess Lin made in Venice into Chinese Language is also accepted in the Kingdom of Tungning.

The Chinese People from the Kingdom wondered that this text has so much similarities to their old 8 IMAGES of the I-GING *) Text in Asian traditions –


– which is known as living tradition in Daoism, Confucianist and Buddhist tradition at old Ming dynasty and in India.

They wondered also that this text is coming from an European writer, inspired by the Psalm 104, the »Creation Psalm«.

Maybe this text has rood of an old tradition which was told into all cultures of the world, Indigenous, European, Asian, Egyptian and so on.*)

The Indigenous people hope that this text of the »Cantico delle Creature« will help that not the same thinks happen in the future to them like in America to the indigenous people.
It is also a much smaller island and the problems could really be managed in a creative peaceful and respectful way to keep all traditions – to keep in Dialogue.

So I wrote you so long now, my Palma, my painter, my composer and deep and old love.

I hope to be soon with you again together in Venice.

Your you deeply loving Palmina Albina, soon your Palmina Negretti-Albina or Palmina Albina-Negretti.

(to be continued…)

*) see also DGPA-publication of the Speech at the Congress in Luxemburg 2016 with Chinese Lute 琵琶 Pipa Audio-Examples (很精美的表演) : pdf-document:

**) 26 cultures:

a) 16 cultures – Wikipedia – https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigene_V%C3%B6lker_Taiwans#Die_16_offiziell_anerkannten_Ureinwohner-V%C3%B6lker

b) 10 cultures – Wikipedia – https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigene_V%C3%B6lker_Taiwans#Zehn_nicht_offiziell_anerkannte_V%C3%B6lker_Taiwans


108. Inner-heart decision for common art projects

108. Inner-heart decision for common art projects

01 Cardinale Cristiano (left) and Dogan Pasquale sicogna (right) (»Ospedale« Venice).jpg

01 picture – painting by Palma il Giovane – (»Ospedale«, Venice), Cardinale Christiano (left) and Dogan Pasquale Cicogna (right)

Palma lifted her hand and kissed her hand secretly and her eyes shined and Palmina smiled innocently.
»I am so looking forward to play your new creations for me and my lutes…«, Palmina said being lucky.
Now the voices of the young students and artists could be heart at this moment and Palmina and Palma went on their place to expect the students and to begin this painting lesson…

* * *

02 picture - Island Giudecca with church 'La Zitelle' (left)

02 picture – Island Giudecca with church ‚La Zitelle‘ (left)

Palma and Palmina saw this vision and they smiled silently.
»Yes, the Titian School…the famous Titian-school…«, said Palma with a sigh in his voice.
»So much artwork we made there…especially your compositions…your secret compositions for me…!«, Palmina answered.
»And don’t forget the music art projects for the poor women and for the poor girls of Venice«
»…especially at the Jesuits at Giudecca, ‚La Zitelle‘ and at the ‚Ospedale‘, the »Ospedaletto dei crociferi«
»Yes, I remember, Palma… I remember very good…specially as I came back after a long time…«

* * *

In their Peony Gondola at the 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) they remembered at the birthday feast at the garden of the Jesuits on the evening at the island Giudecca in Venice.

* * *

Palma arranged a big private music birthday-feast for Palmina and the artists played the »Peony Gondola song« composed by Palma il Giovane, performed by 30 »Gondolieri« with their mandolins, first on the San Marco Place, then in the gardens of the Jesuits at ‚La Zitelle‘.

There was also Cardinale »Christiano«, an old friend of Palma il Giovane.
Palma knows him since his childhood.
He was impressed by the art performance on the San Marco Place.
At this evening, sitting together with Palma il Giovane and Palmina, he said to them:
»Today I heard that the mighty Dogan was amazed by the performance on the San Marco Place and he had the idea that Palmina should play for the poor women at the »Ospedale« and you, Palma, my friend, should paint 8 paintings there at the Jesuits…He will make this projects possible…would you agree to realize that great idea of our Dogan? The Jesuits of the »Ospedale« agreed that you, Palma should paint the painting artwork and you, Palmina should play there for the poor women,… this great music creations….by the way… who composed this music dedicated to Palmina?…«

03 picture - Palma il Giovane - Pasquale Cicogna in the Church of the Crociferi Receives News of His Election to the Dogeship (»Ospedale« Venice)

03 picture – Palma il Giovane – Pasquale Cicogna in the Church of the Crociferi Receives News of His Election to the Dogeship (»Ospedale«, Venice)

Palma and Palmina smiled and Palma said »We agree… Christiano, we are ready to start this big art projects… «

Cardinale Cristiano was happy to bring good news to the Jesuits at the »Ospedale« and to the mighty Dogan, which was mightier than the Pope.

»Hmmm…Palma? May I ask a personal question?…«

»Yes, Christano…«, Palma answered.

»My elder sister Sabina and my younger sister Manuela wants to ask if they can come to the Titian school…? I could arrange an official meeting…«

»Hmm…why not, they want to learn to paint and to draw?«

»A little bit…but the reason is they want to be painted…«, Christiano answered.

»What does your father say, Christiano,…?«

»Oh he says YES, for paintings like the saint virgin paintings, angel paintings, saints paintings… but for mythological paintings I don’t know his opinion…«

»Ask him first…, dear Cardinale Christiano, my old friend, we need always the permission of the parents…
You know, we are the best painting school with a high level of quality and a high honour codex.
After that: talk to my secretary to make an official meeting at the Titian-school…«, Palma answered very fast.
»And it is ok…that you and Palmina are working together at the Ospedale…?
I mean, we can arrange concerts for the poor women…! They can listen to Palmina’s lute playing as a variation of music-art-therapy…? also during you are painting….«
Palma looked asking into Palmina’s eyes and her heart said »YES, Palma, where you go – I follow you, my Palma, my painter, my composer, my big love…«
The Pigeons in the trees made »Gro, Groooooo« and Palma understood the Pigeons and the thoughts of Palmina.
Both looked into their eyes and nodded »YES!«

Both said now YES to work together at their future projects at the »Ospedale«.
It was also a YES to their own creativity – a YES to their own INSPIRATION – finally a YES to the Saint Spirit.
A YES to a new big change – their big change for their secret growing love – this art project will be very important for their common future. This art-project will bring them slowly together.

Cardinale Christiano was lucky and smiled.

04 picture - early evening view from Giudecca

04 picture – early evening view from Giudecca

»And Palma…? The new church ‚La Zitelle‘ will be build in 4 or 5 years, here at the Jesuits. You can make a painting and Palmina can play for the opening of the new church…«

Palma and Palmina smiled.
What a wonderful present on Palmina’s birthday here on Giudecca at Venice.

05 picture - painting by Canaletto

05 picture – painting by Canaletto

Palma and Palmina made then a little private walk under the stars of Venice.

06 picture - view from Island Giudecca in the directon to the Pieta and »Ponte de la Pieta« where Palmina is living (16th century)

06 picture – view from Island Giudecca in the directon to the Pieta and »Ponte de la Pieta« where Palmina is living (16th century)


They went along the north-side of Giudecca-island to see a little bit into the direction of the Venice city,

Two lamp posts - Giudecca, Venice, Italy

07 picture – The two pink lantern (like in whole Venice) remembering the Peony Gondola and the shining peony flowers as symbol of the eternal love between Palma il Giovane and Palmina Albina


especially in the direction of the »San Marco Place«, from where all the international guests from Venice came with their Gondolas.

08 picture - Gondola with lanterns moving between San Marco Place (down) and 'La Zitelle' (up)

08 picture – Gondola with lanterns moving between San Marco Place (down) and ‚La Zitelle‘ (up)

Some lantern shined on San Marco Place. Some Gondola had a shining lantern .

»What a beautiful evening…«, Palmina said.
Palma gave his arm around Palmina and said: »A wonderful evening, and a wonderful inspirational birthday…«.

09 picture - evening view from Giudecca direct to San Marco from where the Gondola came

09 picture – evening view from Giudecca direct to San Marco from where the Gondola came

Palmina smiled and gave Palma a short kiss on his cheek and smiled very, very happy. Now they walk into a very creative common future…

10 giudecca at night

10 picture – Giudecca at night

(to be continued…)


99. Secret Music Heart on the Sky over Venice

99. Secret Music Heart on the Sky over Venice

„Venice, 15..

 ( Letter 99 )

Dear Palmina!

I am so lucky that you are back to Venice.
How long did I wait to hear your wonderful Lute playing.
You are the only one who can play the Venetian Lute AND the Chinese Lute.
Yes, Your concert I liked very much – the whole night I dreamed from your music performance.
Especially your heartfelt Lute playing I love very, very much.
Here in Venice you are a free artist, protected by the mighty state of Venice, the Republic of Venice – the R.O.V.

Thank you that you played my composition.
Also It makes my heart lucky that you are playing again in our famous Titian-School.
It is a tradition since Master Titian that a lute is played during the painting session with the students.
The results are much better if YOU are playing in our Titian-painting-school!!!
Tomorrow we will have a big moon solstice…

* * *

And as Master Palma il Giovane wrote this imaginary letter to Palmina in his diary Palmina could feel his positive thought to her.
Yes, she could understand the meaning of his letter although she was not in the same room with him.
She took his Pipa lute and started to send him love.

Palmina Albina played on her Pipa the »Pipa Solo 5 – LAKE«.

* * *

Palma smiled and could feel her love and took in this moment his Viola da braccio and played the self composed Viola part of „Pipa Solo 5 LAKE…“.
Palmina appeared in his dream sitting beside him and playing the Pipa-Lute Part of Palmas tender composition, which he composed for her to play it for his speech in the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.

Palma appeared beside Palmina in her little room at the »Calle de la Pieta.«

Palmina could hear Palma playing the Viola-part…
Palma could hear Palmina playing the Pipa Part…
Although every one was in an other room in Venice a miracle happened:
They could make music together over a big distance – Secretly and cultivated.
And they played together and it was like that:

VIDEO: [Solo 5 for Pipa and Viola – LAKE ] https://youtu.be/1VJ0ID2g2Mo

* * *

After they played this on the sky over Venice a secret music heart appeared:
Palmina looked on the sky sitting at her window over her little beautiful garden in the »Calle de la Pieta«
Palma looked also at this pink heart on the sky sitting at his window at the »Campo San Provolo« where the famous Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery is.
Palmina smiled.
And as Palma felt that Palmina smiled they saw each other with their hearts and smiled to each other.

VIDEO: [Secret Music Heart on the Sky] https://youtu.be/DxErPK3AkKo

(to be continued…)


87. As Michaela discovered Palmina’s Lute talent in a bakery

 87. As Michaela discovered Palmina’s Lute talent in a bakery

Palma il Giovane played this secret »I miss you melody« for his beloved Palmina in their Peony Gondola and Palmina looked a little bit shy.
»Palma, you played it so tender. I love you!«
Palma smiled and he was so thankful to be with her for this saint Peony-Gondola moments.
He sat beside her a little bit nearer and put his arm around her.
Yes, Palma loves his best-of-the-Republic-of-Venice-Lute-Playing-lady. Now he played for her on his Mandolin and she liked it.
She is a Master-Lute player and she said that to him… that he played it »so tender«.
Palma was a little bit proud, because he is officially »only« a painter.
He kissed her on her head and she laid her head to his side and they saw now this in their 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.):

* * *

A female Greek priestess appeared on a cloud on the heaven. She hold her hands like praying. She had her hairs like in the old traditional asian-european-Greece style.
She was dressed white with blue and gold-silver striped at the end of her beautiful cloth.


02 pictures – Greeck dressing Style like in the Vision Mihaela appeared

»Oh look, she looks like your cousin Michaela.

She is praying and sending blessings to us…«

»Oh, yes this is Michaela as ancient female Greece priestess.

How strong her praying are…«

* * *

After that vision they saw now Palma in Giovanne in Venice:

He was so lucky that the Cyprian lady will bring his letter to Palmina on this far east living island.

So he played the »I miss you – melody« now in G-Magior.

The next day he went to visit his cousin Michaela.
He went from the flat beside the Art-Gallery directly to Michaela’s flat in the 2nd floor.
Her window is straight-across from the art-gallery. From Michaela’s window in the 2nd floor you have only to turn left and you see directly the famous Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery in the 1st floor.

04 picture - in the 16th century there was once the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery (right) and the flat of Palma il Giovane's cousin Mihaela (left) at the »Camp de la Provolo« in Venice in

03 picture – Art Gallery (right) in the 1st floor »Campo S. Provolo«

* * *

»…yes she is really the best lute player of Venice. A backers daughter,… but talented like a secret Eurasian-Byzantine Princess…«

»She played for my presentation so beautifully….«, Palma begun to say and Michaela saw the light in his eyes and smiled wordless.
Michaela liked Palma very much; yes she liked also his compositions and she felt very familiar to him.
At this moment she realized that the lute playing lady, named „Palmina“, is more then a new member of the Art-Gallery. Palma has completely changed since he saw her the first time.
»…Yes I know, my cousin… I know it was a special moment as she played to the presentation of your painting in San Zulian, near the San Marco place….I will not forget. She makes your artwork coming out very good…«, Michaela said, »It seemed that you know her a long time…«
»Hmm, hmm.. I think you can feel this also…very long time, very long time…«
»Isn’t on that big painting beside Jesus as Saint Virgin Mary…isn’t her looking a little bit like Palmina?….Hmm?«
Michaela felt that she touched a deep unexplainable secret between Palmina and Palma…

Both looked out of the window where the 2 Pigeons did pet en co with their bill.

They smiled wordless…

»..today I found someone to bring her a letter from me…«
»Oh, Palma, I am so lucky that you… «
»Yes, it seems that your saint prayers helped me…«
»…I prayed for you both…«
»A miracle happened yesterday: I did not know her address to write a letter to Palmina. In the Pizzeria was a man who said that she is at Famagusta at Cyprus Island. And a lady from there was sitting also with us on that evening. She said she will bring letters to Palmina…«
»Yes, a miracle.. I prayed for a miracle… Saint Lucy…and a lot of saints prayed also for us…«
»I send her also a little composition. Do you think she will love it…«
»I think that she heard the music as you wrote it as music score directly in her heart…You are both strongly connected…She understands you without explaining «

»You and Palmina,…this is something special… you fit together… I hope she will soon answer your letter and come back to Venice…«, Michaela said full of understanding Love.

How do you think did her parents react as I invited her to be a member of the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery. …To play a concert there? …Did she talk to her parents? How did her father react. Was he proud of her daughter to get this big honour? Or didn’t he understand what this invitation means for her whole family?

„I think, Palma, her mother was very happy and proud…You have to know that I know her mother very good…I talked nearly daily with her at her backer’s shop. She is very fine and a friendly women.
Once something miracle happened:
I came as usually to buy some fine, little, fresh, Venetian breads…
Palma’s mother was for a short moment not in the backers shop and I had to wait.

The door to a room behind was a little bit open.
I saw Palmina sitting and playing her lute so beautiful and talented.
She didn’t realize that I listened for a few minutes.
I never heard such a beautiful and talented lute playing young lady.
»If Palma could hear that…», I thought, «..his painting-presentation will be tomorrow at the San Zulian church…such a big and beautiful painting…«

In this moment a lady entered the backer shop and Palmina’s mum came to sell us her breads.
The lady was not from here, she seems to have a problem..
As we bought our little breads and fine backed, she suddenly asked:
»I am in a hurry. May I ask something important?…
I should play the lute solo of a lute playing lady which has her fingers hurt and can not play at the painting presentation…She asked me to play instead of her and I agreed. But my ship is going today instead in 3 days… I have to take my ship to a far island. There is no 2nd ship for me. So I search someone who can play lute in a very fine and cultivated way for the painting presentation in San Zulian of Palma il Giovane…«

»Palma in Giovane?«, Michaela said with a very sympathy tone in her voice, »I am her cousin…I know someone who can play the lute very good… ‚Palmina‘ is a very good lute player… she did not play in the public at a concert… but she plays very good and very professional! Ask her mother if she would agree…«

The lady smiled saying; »What a miracle! Yes? Can I ask your daughter to play something nice for Palma il Giovane…?«

Palmina’s mother repeated slowly:»Palma il Giovane… He is the Master scholar of Master Titian, the big and famous Painter of Venice…«

»Yes, and he is the next director of the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery… In-officially HE IS now the director, because Master Titian is very weak and ill. My cousin say he is planing to paint his last artwork but is waiting for the art inspiration…«

»Palmina, Palminaaaaaa…. Come, there are people asking for your lute playing talent…«, Palmina’s mother said smiling.

01 picture - Art Gallery (right) in the 1st floor

04 picture – in the 16th century there was once the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery (right) and the flat of Palma il Giovane’s cousin Mihaela (left) at the »Campo S. Provolo« in Venice in the 2nd or 3rd floor

* * *

»This I remember…«, Michaela said.
Palma’s eyes smiled and shined. Now he felt that Palmina is also thinking on him and he looked out of the windows. He saw there those 2 Pigeons who flew yesterday in direction of the San Marco Cathedral, now sitting on the Balustrade of the Art Gallery on the left side (seen from Michaela’s window). The pigeons did pit and co.

Palmina smiled also now sitting in her little room on her little east island thinking on his Palma il Giovane.

»How far is my island from Venice – how near my heart is to Palma’s heart in Venice…« , Palmina said.

Thinking on Palma takes her all her recent pains on her arms and fingers away, which she has from that hard rehearsal for the concert for Venice…

Palmina looked also now out of the window and she heart the birds singing: »He is thinking on you…he loves you..can you feel it?…«

Palmina smiled and nodded to the sweet little birds.

VIDEO: [I miss you melody in (G-magior version)]:  new link: https://youtu.be/SH2l4PIxJxk

 old link: https://vimeo.com/279333607

(to be continued…)


75. Palma’s answering letter without an address

75. Palma’s answering letter without an address

As Palmina and Palma dreamed this in their 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.), sitting together in the Peony-Gondola they saw in their vision this:

* * *

Palma is sitting at his table, beside him his »Viola da braccio«.
He played the »I-felt-that-you-wrote-me-a-new-message-Melody« on his Viola a few moments ago. Now he takes an empty letter paper putting it on his table.
He looked into the sky, through his window, and started to write:

» Venice, 15..
Dear Palmina!

Today I decided to write a letter to you.
Today I had an inner vision, and it is also my deep feeling, that you are thinking on me and trying to write a letter to me. I hope my letter will arrive soon.
I feel also that you are writing something beautiful for me and you are sometimes playing on your lute for me.
This I can feel, even if you are maybe thousands of miles / kilometres away from me.
Where are you now?
Preparing a new concert? Don’t rehearsal too hard… Take care on your talented hands for your next concert…
It will sure be also a big success like the recent one.
But I have no address of you.

The neighbours said that your family is short on an island for founding some new little backers shops and then you will be back in a few days with them. But they could not say on which island you are now with your family.

Nevertheless I write this letter to you on a blank paper, but maybe someone will tell me where you are in this moment and is knowing your address and maybe I have the big luck to get your recent address to send you THIS letter.
Even I cannot send this letter to an address I write it on my paper…LATER I will give it you personally in Venice.
My heart feels it: Our hearts can communicate about big distances.
So maybe you feel it now also that I am writing to you. I send you also a little smile…
Since we met after a long time – I mean also: after a long time – a time of hundreds and thousands of years ago.
Yes, today I had the inner feeling that you are also remembering our old love.
I feel this, yes I see it sometimes in little images. Maybe I can write them down or it inspires me also to new compositions and paintings.

As we spoke after your beautiful concert about your Pipa-Lute and you explained me your instrument, I felt such a big luck inside my heart.

I am now composing the 8 Images after the ancient Wisdom Book of Change I-Ging. (This Book is known all over in Asia, soon also in Europe) I can’t wait till I can send you my music score and I am looking forward to hear you playing it for my speech here in Venice at our Gallery, which works for the Dogan’s Palace.

I am sure in 300 or 400 years there will be a way of transmitting music over long distances as »music-letter«. But this will never come as long the »Church of Security« is reading our letters and destroying it.

So I send you a »heart-to-heart« music message and I played our melody on my »Viola da braccio« as I felt that you are trying to write a letter to me.

I huge you tender and surround you with lighting music flowers.

With deep love
Your painter and composer

Palma il Giovane, Venice, 15..«

PS: Take care on your hands, especially your fingers on your left hand. Maybe you are rehearseing now very intensive…«

( to be continued…)


67. Palmina’s music surprise for Palma at her concert

67. Palmina’s music surprise for Palma at her concert

And after he kissed her talented hands decently but full of love and tenderness, they saw in their Peony-Vision, in their Peony Gondola, how the late afternoon at the Dogan’s palace on this day went on:

* * *

It was a fine late afternoon. With all the cultural presentations of a lot of cultures of Europe and Asia. The late-afternoon dinner was also very fine and nice.
As usual Palma held the conversations with all the international guests. After a time he looked with his eyes decently to Palmina over all that fine decorated tables.
He wanted to go to her table but both had to leave the dinner earlier then the others, to go to the recent preparations at the Venice-Titian-Art-Galery.
A selection of honour guests, like the emperor Rudolf II, Princess Lin, the Queen of Thailand, and a lot of other representative of their country and culture will later come to the presentations in the Art-Gallery.

Palmina will play a few soli on her lute.
As she looked smiling in Palma’s direction she thought: »Oh, how sweet this was from my Palma…this little music-surprise…Violin, Viola and Pipa…He knows that I play and love Pipa…He composed it because he loves me and my instrument…I will play today – he does not know it – a Pipa solo which he composed for me… I tried to ask him sending a letter if it is ok, if I play it at a concert…But the letter he never got. Mr. Cambridge an his »Security Organisation« «stole this letter and tried to manipulate the text of our messages…till we used the letter-pigeons…I will surprise Palma with this performance today. Today on my concert…Today on my birthday..«

Palma smiled also. He felt that she had positive thoughts for him.
After their short dinner they left the dinner to go to the gallery.
As usual they took the »secret unofficial entrance« of the Dogan’s Palace.
The Guardians saluted military, but with friendliness as they passed the exit.

Now they went at this very late afternoon – it was rather an early evening – along the »Salizida S. Provolo« to get the fastest way to the Art-Gallery at the »Campo S.Provolo« where a lot of musicians waited for them.

Palma and Palmina went side on side and smiled. Their hearts had both secrets with them. Palmina will surprise him with playing his Pipa solo at the Gallery and Palma will surprise Palmina with a music surprise bringing her there with a Gondola.

They smiled at each other and looked wordless at each other during they walked through Venice – the city of Art and heartfelt Love.

Also the guardians saluted as they came in the first floor of the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.

»How was it? Did the concert went fine?«, Palma’s Mum and Palma’s Cousin Michaela asked exited. »Did our prayers help?«, Michaela asked and folded her hands and smiled friendly.

»Yes, yes, thank you, it went fine. Thank you for your prayers for me.«, Palmina said with her sweet soft voice.
»Palmina played 1¼ hour without a break. A miracle happened…«, Palma said

»The paintings of Palma il Giovane are prepared for the presentation for Rudolf II…«, said a servant.
Today Rudolf II wants to order some paintings of Palma il Giovane. Palmina will play to the presentation on her Lutes.

* * *

As Palmina saw this in the Peony-Vision she gave Palma a cheek kiss, tender decently, but heartfelt. Palma was lucky about her tender kiss an his cheek
And they saw this in their Peony-Vision at the 23rd hour (11 p.m.):

* * *

And this early evening in the Gallery went also fine:

The honour guests came.
* Palmina played for Palma’s artwork presentation very beautifully.
* The Queen of Thailand hold her speech about the daily using of the „Kripa-Chacra“ for care of health.

»Use the Kripa-Chacra every day 5 minutes a day for your health. It helps much…« she and her doctor explained.

* Master Lao explained the 8 Images of the I-GING. (known in Asia and Europe)
* Palma explained some stories about the life of Master Titian:
»And in the life of Master Titian there was a Lute playing lady who inspired him to finish his last artwork ‚The Pieta‘. He ordered the best Lute Player Lady of the Republic of Venice – the R.O.V. «.
As he said that, he smiled to Palmina and she smiled back.
So now their hearts connected from heart-to-heart.
She knows that Palma is not only inventing a story to express his sympathy and to express his secret love for her – Palmina really played the last 3-4 years at Master Titian and Palma helped to finish the painting.

Palma continued: »…The daily Lute-playing-concert of Palmina was a ‚daily music therapy‘. Our Lute player Palmina played for Master Titan in his last living years during he was painting.

»OOOOOh…really? …what a big honour…«,
»…she played for Master Titian….«,
»…a daily music therapy concert..«,
»…how beautiful she is dressed…«,
»…the best lute player of the R.O.V…«,
»…she is inspiring to big artworks…«, all the guests said from Asia and from Europe.

Rudolf II was very interested about the story of the mystic lute player lady. He was very interested in arts and has a big collection of artworks and music instruments in Prague.

»…and now we have a special presentation of the Lute Pipa from Asia…«, Palma announced.

Palmina took her Pipa-Lute and explained the instrument to the audience.
All guests looked interested and listened what Palmina explained.

After she played an original classical Chinese music piece she said:
„And now I will play a composition which was specially composed for this Instrument by an European Composer describing the Image of the Sea after the 5000 year old book of change, the »I-GING« “

Palma looked surprised, but he understood: Palmina will play the Solo Nr.5 of his Composition »8 Soli for Pipa« and he thought: »I am the first composer from Europe who composed for this instrument…but composed a Viola part to this solo« – Palma stood up, took his Viola da braccio and went also on the stage.

Palmina looked understanding. She could read in his heart: »Palmina, I will play the Viola Part of this solo with you now…«

Palmina smiled and they started to play the version for Pipa and Viola beautifully like that:

VIDEO: [ 5. of „8 Soli for Pipa and Viola“ (recorded for Luxembourg speech 2016) ] old: https://vimeo.com/261694622

new: https://youtu.be/5QzmYcEXM7A?list=PLBr_c49ajzY99w8-TftI2aV7xqsX9Ewq6

(to be continued…)

66. Little surprise in the Dogan’s palace and the Queen of Thailand

66. Little surprise in the Dogan’s palace and the Queen of Thailand

As Palma remembered all this, during Palmina played on her Lute in the Dogans’s Palace, Palma looked secretly to his beloved Palmina on the stage.

After the long applause for Palmina the Queen of Thailand brought also a few artist’s with her ship, who performed a traditional dance with traditional costumes and music of Thailand.

After this cultural performance the Queen send a greeting message to all honour guests in Venice and announced that she will held a short speech about her county, culture and special traditional medicine, this after the dinner in the Venice-Art-Gallery and after the little concerts and presentation of Venetian Paintings by Palma il Giovane.
And now, a little surprise on Palmina’s birthday: Three musicians came on the stage and performed a little music INSPIRATION for Chinese Lute Pipa, Venetian Violin and Venetian Viola.

VIDEO: [Inspiration for Pipa+Violin+Viola]: old:https://vimeo.com/274465580 new: https://youtu.be/VStoAuuPmiA

Palmina knows: this music piece she heard as ensemble-version and she loved it.
»Oh, my Palma… he made a little music surprise for me – today on my birthday…I understand his secret music-message: INSPIRATION, how nice…a friendly message from an European composer to an Asian culture tradition…«

Palmina sat with her Lute in the Audience and looked secretly to her Palma il Giovanne.
How nice he was dressed…but I know him and like him as he is … also with his ‚painting-clothes’…I love him…mum likes him also… I love him, no matter if he is dressed well or not…«, Palmina thought and smiled to him.
Palma smiled back and thought: „… For my Palmina, a little music message without words… Music can say more then every stolen letter by the criminal Mr. Cambridge… – How beautiful she is… – beautifully dressed…loving her fine, sweet smiling…I love her as she is…If she would be dressed simply, I would love her nevertheless…My Palmina, she inspires me in every moment of my live…This is a music surprise for Palmina. I did not say to her before… «

– »I am SO LOOKING FORWARD to hear also the secret music surprise from Palma after the Gallery concert…But where? Where he will bring me with his Gondola to perform for me the big music surprise….?«

Palmina could not guess. Ok it is a music-secret. Palma always loves to have music-secrets with her secret princess Palmina, Albina, Altina.

* * *

Palmina and Palma saw this in their common Peony-Gondola, sitting in their soft seats, at the 23rd hour of the day at 11 p.m.
Palmina kissed Palma’s cheek tenderly, holding her Pipa and Palma hold her talented hands and kissed them soft and decently, holding his music instrument Viola.
„My Palma il Giovane…“
-“ My Palmina il principessa…“

(to be continued…)

32. Unexpected concert in the church in Venice – and Palmina’s Idea – the present of Prinzess Lin

picture: 2 white pigeons of ‚Mars and Venus‘ by Palma il Giovane

 32. Unexpected concert in the church in Venice – and Palmina’s Idea – the present of Prinzess Lin

And after they heard the musics of the spheres Palmina gave Palma a tender soft kiss.
„I am proud of you, Palma!“
And Palma felt again inspired and started to write down the music of the spheres.
He had only to write down the music they heart at the spheres around them.
Palma’s kiss and her smile and her tender words gave him the power, and he felt it around his heart, to compose this eternal music inspirations.

There was no time-dimension and no space-dimension in this Peony Gondola. So Palma wrote this composition so fast in this 23rd (11 p.m.) hour of the day.

Palmina laid again her had on Palmas side and he put his arm around her sitting in the soft seats of their Peony-Gondola.

He kissed her tender on her cheek and she kissed him tender also on his cheek.

And again they had a vision:

* * *

They saw themselves again in this church in Venice where Palma is painting on his artwork.

She brought Palma again some food and her Lute to play for him in this lonely church.
Palma realized that if she played for him during he is painting her on his big artworks that he is more and more inspired and he works more efficiently and much faster.

And: Palmina’s secret wish was to play with Palma on that Organ.

So she tried to tell this with her smile and with her lute playing.
And she stood up during she played, and played on an other place in the church.
Palma smiled and tried to understand why she is hiding behind the column.

Then he stood up to see where she is.

There was no Palmina – Where is she?

Palma looked around and didn’t find her…

He went around in the church and his smile was not so strong now.

„Palmina?…. Palmina?…Palmina? Mio amore, my pigeon… wode bai sede gezi.. Ni zai nar? Ni zai nali?“

Palma was a little bit sad because he suddenly remembered on that days he didn’t get answer of his letters. Someone stole his letters he thought. And he didn’t find her in Venice for a long time….
BUT he had a heart-to-heart connection to her during this long time. And their hearts could communicate every day, during day and night.

Suddenly Palmina played the „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“ from the Organ like that:

‚Spring Melody of the 8 Images‘

VIDEO: old: https://vimeo.com/261534433 – (password ‚dgpa‘)

new: : https://youtu.be/rrUiJxY4ksc

And she smiled down to him. Now his fears went away. He took a long breath.

„Oh, Palmina wants to play music with me at this Organ“.

Palma went fast the steps up being very lucky about this music idea.

Both knew: This is a secret music meeting in the church.
the church is officially closed because of Palma’s painting working.
So also no priest will realize that they are both at the Organ.*

* For women of the 16th century there and all over Europe it was not allowed to enter the the organ place, where the choir and only boys are singing, during a religious ceremony in the church.
This will not change till the composer time of Joh.Seb.Bach, 100 years later, brings her future wife to the Organ.
As Bach made an official performance with her playing at the Organ he tried to enforce that women can make music at the organ – But this was very difficult, even 100 years after Palma il Giovane…
Only if the female musician was a V.I.P. it was allowed for a women to make music in a church during a religious ceremony or an official concert.
Also Vivaldi had later problems with his female orchestra and girl’s orchestra in Venice.
They where only allowed to play behind a wall and not allowed to be seen by the audience.
( This was much later after Palma il Giovane’s century )
So we can imagine how protected Palmina was by the Dogan’s Palace to play as women in Venice in the public – for a special circle of public – special guests of the Republic of Venice.

* Joh.Seb.Bach (1685 – 1750)- wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations, and vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

* Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)- wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Vivaldi
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian[2] Baroque musical composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as the Four Seasons.


* * *

Palmina and Palma are knowing that and so their secret atmosphere here on the organ was a very magic moment.

Palmina started to play the ‚Spring Melody of the 8 Images‘ sending Palma a love-golden-light wave to his heart.
And Palma felt this and answered on the organ with this free-style playing and
„in-between“ she repeated the ‚Spring Melody of the 8 Images‘.
And she played it in the same tempo as she played it in the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery as sound example for Palma’s speech.

And if we could reconstruct this secret moment today maybe it would sound like that.
No one could see this here; only the sweet pigeons who sat there at the church-windows – the pigeons did bill and coo.

So after they tried out the first time to play Organ and Pipa here in Venice in the 16th century they looked wordless in their eyes.

Now the golden-light was around their hearts. A light Palma often draw in his pictures also in the „Asian Virgin with Child and Saints“.

But their heart had connected deeply during the music so that they looked at each other is only a result of the silent heart-to-heart communication.

Palmina made her mouth to a kiss saying silent „Liuto“.
And he said silent to her with his mouth „Pi – pa“.

Palmina smiled very heart fully.
Palma loved her smile.

„I have an idea“
– „What idea? shèn me yise ma…?“

Palmina came with her sweet mouth very near to Palma’s ear and said tender in his ear something….

Palma moved his head saying „YES!“

* * *

And as Palma and Palmina saw this from their Peony-Gondola he hold Palmina a little bit stronger but tender with his arm and they continued to dream their common dream:

* * *

The next day at the same church:

They saw now the over hundred of people of Chinese delegation coming in that church, taking their seats.

This was Palmina’s clever idea:
Invite the guests of the Art-Gallery and to held the speech and the concert in this church which was now closed for the public.

A lot of candles had been lit and beautifully placed in the church for the fine guests.
Princess Lin was also there with her children and her husband.

They made the painting session here in the church to finish the painting where the painting will also stay in Venice.

Master Lao explained again something about Chinese philosophy.
He spoke also about Kungze *)

*) Kungze – „Confuzius“ – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confucius
„Confucius“ 551 (BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius’s thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known in the West as Neo-Confucianism, and later New Confucianism (Modern Neo-Confucianism)….“

picture: The Analects of Confucius

* * *

Meanwhile Palmina played beautifully her Lute…

Palma explained the drawings of this church and showed how he is painting on his big artworks now.

Interior of Chiesa dei Gesuiti (Venice) – sacristy – San Cleto papa fonda l’Ordine dei Crociferi – San Ciriaco vescovo di Gerusalemme riconferma l’Ordine by Palma il Giovane

* Picture one of the paintings Palma il Giovane is painting
during the Chinese Friends came to look how he is painting…

some painting of Palma in the church of Santa Maria Assunta:
„Alexander III confirms the Crucifixes and gives them the rule – Pius II will give the Crucifixes the silver cross and the blue robe. “

* * *

The Chinese friends came to look how he is painting.
And also Chinese painter Masters studies his techniques very interested.

Palmina started again to play during the painting session very lovely on her lutes.
The whole rooms are filled with the heart-to-heart golden-light between Palmina and Palma.
The Auditorium could feel it.
Palma was so lucky to know that she supports him with all her heart.

„And now Palma will explain for us the instrument and type of the Italian organ…“, Palmina said very inspired.

This is Palmina: If she wants something…., if she wants something what is good, she does not stop to believe in it and she does not stop to fight for it – but decently and very clever.
This is also something why Palma loves her so much…
Palmina believed in Palma’s music talent and his ability to invent compositions and to write it down.

Palma was surprised by her creative idea: „Should I really play on the organ something to show how the organ sounds?…“, Palma thought.

Palmina saw that he was shy but she smiled very secretly to him. With her smile she gave him power to believe in his music talent.
She went fast up to the organ on the right side and played on her sweet Chinese lute the „Spring Melody of the 8 Images“ and made some variations about it.
Palma felt inspired and went smiling also up to the organ where his Palmina, his Albina, his white Pigeon is waiting for him to give together with him a little „free-inspiration concert“ for the very interested audience from Asia, sitting in the church here in the beautiful Venice.

Beautifully they played and played surrounded by a golden-colour-light…

Princess Lin was amazed and also her whole family….

After the little concert the whole church was filled with applause.

„This was the first concert with Chinese Lute and Venetian Organ in music history of the whole world.“, the people of the audience said.

Princess Lin said to the servants silently something into their ears…

After a while they brought two cage with two white pigeon.

The translator said very solemn:
„Our Princess Lin is amazed by your beautiful concert and your speech about the Venetian-Organ and your demonstration of your actual painting artwork and all music here in this ancient church.
She wants also to say ‚thank you – Xiexie‘ with giving you this beautiful two white pigeons*).“
– all applauded –
„…This pigeons are able to transport letters to each other.
In China the people love to have message pigeons.“

*) pigeons post- Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_post
„Pigeon post is the use of homing pigeons to carry messages. Pigeons were effective as messengers due to their natural homing abilities. The pigeons were transported to a destination in cages, where they would be attached with messages, then naturally the pigeon would fly back to its home where the owner could read their mail. They have been used in many places around the world. “

*picture: women with letter-pigeon

* * *

The audience applauded very friendly and nodded and smiled and where amazed.

The Chinese people did understand that Palma and Palmina are a secret love pair and they are loving each other very decently through their hearts.
The Chinese People can understand such heart fully situation…and they feel and see all through their heart and soul…

Palmina came and took the cage with the white pigeon – and also Palma il Giovane came and took as officially present by the Chinese Princess Lin his white Pigeon.

* * *

And late at the evening, as the stars shine on the evening sky, Palmina’s mum said to her „Write him a letter, Palmina, write him a letter…“

And Palmina smiled silently and she took her lantern and begun to write. Then she looked thinking to her white pigeon on her table: „…And you will really bring this letter to Palma?“

The pigeon made some tired eyes, wanting to sleep and then she made short, soft sounds as if she wanted to answers „YES! groooo… grooo…“.

* * *

At the same time Palma’s mother said: „Write her a letter, Palma, Write her a letter…You have now the letter-Pigeon…“
Palma started to write…
Then he looked at his white Pigeon on his table:
„You will really bring this letter to my Albina, my Palmina, to my sweet white pigeon?…“
And she answered also something like a ‚pigeon-YES!‘

„…and if you fly to Palmina she will put you at her cage… and we can later exchange the cage on a secret place….“

Palmina and Palma, both could not sleep today, both thought about what they want to write each other and how they would exchange their pigeons on a secret place… (Maybe on the Rialto-bridge, which was created especially for them by Da Ponte.)

* * *

And on the next early morning both gave their pigeons the little letter and send them to fly…
Palmina kissed his pigeon saying „Batsi, batsi,..wode baisede xìngē“ and Palma kissed his Pigeon and said „fly, fly to her and tell her that I love her deeply and also greetings from my mother…“

* * *

Palmina’s Pigeon stared to fly to Palma and Palma’s pigeon started to fly to Palmina.

* * *

Palmina could feel that moment Palma did this and started to smile.

* * *

Palma could feel her smile and smiled also.

* * *

Palmina took her Chinese Lute and plugged:

A – D – E – a

* * *

Palma took his Viola and played:

c – g- d‘ – a

And they flyed and flyed and soon they arrived as it was promised.

* picture: painting „Pigeon-post“ by Miklós Barabás, 1843

Palmina’s Pigeon landed at Palma’s open Window.
As she landed secure she made some friendly sounds and: she wanted to have some tender stokes by him.

Palma stroked her and kissed her, opened the letter of Palmina.

The first letter of Palmina after such a long time. They know each other. Yes, they know each other for a long time since centuries.

And of course the content of their private letter is private.
Not even the pigeons did read it, so if they respect their right of privacy, we do also…

* * *

But as they opened their first letter they received after such a long time we are allowed to tell that Palmina smiled like the rising sun…

„Bad rice, bad rice…“ *)

…and Palma smiled like the happiest man in the history:

He also said „Bad rice, bad rice…“

* „Bad rice…“ is an old tradition to express with this sentence, that something good happened, this Master Lao explained at his speech in the church.

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And as Palma and Palmina saw this all in their Peony vision in their Peony-Gondola they dreamed a music like that:

VIDEO: [ 2 Pigeons inspiration ] https://vimeo.com/251713920

music: 2018-01-18 Vl+Kl ‚2 Pigeons inspiration (‚Venus+Mars‘ Palma il Giovane)

(to be continued)