362. Remembering about the Marco Polo century
picture – detail of painting by Palma il Giovane with secret
hint to Palmina Albina
And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision they continued to dream
* * *
At this morning Palma looked out of his window and saw a Pigeon sitting
on a roof. She made soft “Groo, Groooooooo, Groo”.
Meanwhile a little bird came and sung twice his morning bird message
from Palmina to him and Palma listened.
Palma looked up from his table while he was composing for Palmina.
“Where is she now?”, he thought on her and sent her an imaginary tender
In this moment Palmina could feel this thought and smiled.
She is doing rehearsal on her lute but Palma felt also that her hand
have some stronger pains.
He send her also on her hands some healing kiss and Palmina could feel it.
Palmina smiled, send him 3 times some hearts and smiles on her »Messenger«.
Palma’s handy made 3 times a sound, he looked on the facebook chat
protocol, but an extremist-administrator from the church of »social
media« erased his message and Palma’s display stayed empty.
Nevertheless deep, deep in his heart he felt that Palmina was sending
him deep love and he felt her deep long »heart-to-heart« hugs.
* * *
Later as they meet again at 23 p.m. in their Peony Gondola, where their
hearts secretly are meeting, Palmina asked whispering:
»You painted my hands like I am playing the lute on your painting…«
»Yes, Palmina, it is a secret dedication to you.«
»…as I looked longer on this painting I realized a lot of secret things.
Oh, such secrets, Palma…«
She pointed with her finger on the right shoulder on the foulard
(scarf) of the Maria Magdalena which was standing under the cross under
»This, this brown scarf looks like a Mandolin, isn’t it, Palma?«
»Oh, really. You found my secret hint to music, Palmina.«
Palma and Palmina smiled.
Both remembered that Palma often played a certain Melody on his
Mandolin especially for Palmina – the »Spring Melody« (3)
Often they played »Marco Polo and the Chinese Princes« in the 16th
century together in the Gondola in Venice like two innocent children.
Now Palma took his Mandolin and played his composition
VIDEO: Mandolin solo »Spring Melody Hymnus « (3)
After that Mandolin solo Palmina was happy and hugged Palma and
understood: This is an old remembering of the time as he lived as Marco
Polo and she was his Chinese princess who grew up in a Buddhist
monastery (she was only a time in the monastery like princess Miao Shan
from the 7th century) also educated to be the wife of a great man or prince.
As she hugged him they saw a lot of remembering in their secret heart
from the 13 century:
As Marco Polo went from Venice out in the world to bring the »peace
message« from the Pope in Europe to the Chinese Emperor in the East he
saw his Buddhist nun the first time.
He saw how they felt love for each other from the first sight.
As Marco Polo was long time a Mandarin (a Governor) in China.
As she came like a miracle back into his live as princess on the West
Lake in the Chunk.
How they married each other in Asia.
As they sat together in the Chinese chunk and she played on her Pipa and
Palma played on his Mandolin from Venice1 and made music variations
about this »Hymnus« – Melody.
And they promised each other that they will find each other in later
centuries with playing this melody.
And they remembered also that she came with over 600 people from China
to Venice, to live there secretly in Venice, a lot of them lived on
Giudecca island there with their families at the gardens.
It was like in the 16th century as a part of the Ming Chinese had to
move to Venice to live there also on Giudecca Island a secure live.
Palma remembered also that his little princes which grew up in a Chinese
monastery also taught him to orientate and to focus to a spiritual life,
especially with her Pipa Lute- and Gu Jin- playing inspirations.
»I learned from you: Life is not only business or politics – I decided
to orientate to art and spirituality – I wanted to became an artist
in my next life in Venice – and musician or painter, composer or writer.
You have been blessed and inspired by the Chinese princess Miao Shan«,
Palma said to Palmina and gave her a tender kiss an.
And Palmina had light-red cheeks because she also remembered the time
of the 13/14th century and was very shy.
Palma kissed again her painful hand to heal her and he asked: »What is
with your hands – This pains are not coming only from doing rehearsal
too much, what happened?«
»Oh, my Pigeon,
my yellow canary bird,
my saint Cecilia,
my old deep love«
my Marco Polo,
my Mandolin player,
You composed the »Hymnus of Cultures« (3) as old remembering and performed
it to send again a peace message in the worlds cultures.
(to be continued…)
read also the other chapters…
(1) See also chapter Nr. 24 – https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/2018/03/25/24-first-tender-love-feelings-on-the-lake/
(2) Marco Polo (1254-1324)
(3) The Main Melody of the »Hymnus of Cultures« is also used in:
»Marco Polo Variations«,
»Mandolin solo about the Cantico Hymnus.«
»Cantico delle Creature«
»Dance of Planets«