Tuesday, October 31, 2006

happy Samhain

best friends ;-)))))))))))))

best friends ;-)))))))
© luisa brehm

i just thought it was funny ;-)))))))

Saturday, October 28, 2006

looking my way

looking my way
© luisa brehm
Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.

- Henry Van Dyke -

Thursday, October 26, 2006

garden spirit

garden spirit
© luisa brehm

all things have a spirit,
animals stones flowers, including my garden .....
it's the only way to travel across the seasons of time .....

and, yes, dreams have a powerful spirit too
just to keep us alive !!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A dream lies dead

A dream lies dead here. May you softly go
Before this place, and turn away your eyes,
Nor seek to know the look of that which dies
Importuning Life for life. Walk not in woe,
But, for a little, let your step be slow.
And, of your mercy, be not sweetly wise
With words of hope and Spring and tenderer skies.
A dream lies dead; and this all mourners know:

Whenever one drifted petal leaves the tree-
Though white of bloom as it had been before
And proudly waitful of fecundity-
One little loveliness can be no more;
And so must Beauty bow her imperfect head
Because a dream has joined the wistful dead!

- Dorothy Parker -

Sunday, October 22, 2006


© luisa brehm
Falling Stars

Do you remember still the falling stars
that like swift horses through the heavens raced
and suddenly leaped across the hurdles
of our wishes--do you recall? And we
did make so many! For there were countless numbers
of stars: each time we looked above we were
astounded by the swiftness of their daring play,
while in our hearts we felt safe and secure
watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate,
knowing somehow we had survived their fall.

- Rainer Maria Rilke -


Saturday, October 21, 2006

hope is blue, for you !!!

hope is blue, for you !!!

today i give my face to all men and women on death row !!!
it is a very painful week but i still believe in hope, i want to !!!
i believe in change too, see .....

for the first time in cyberspace not as a kid nor a shadow,
this is me, for you !!!

self ....

Thursday, October 19, 2006

forgive me, Michael !!!

Texas inmate kills self, leaves message in blood

Oct 19, 2006

A Texas death row inmate killed himself on Thursday, leaving a message scrawled in his own blood, hours before he was to be executed for a 1995 murder, a Texas prison spokeswoman said.

Michael Johnson, 29, was found dead at 2:45 a.m. lying in a pool of blood after he used a makeshift metal blade to cut his jugular vein and an artery in his right arm, Texas prison spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said.

She confirmed that a message written in blood was found on Johnson's cell wall, but would not disclose its contents, pending an investigation into the death.

Texas prison system sources said Johnson wrote, "I DIDN'T DO IT."

Johnson, who was set to be executed at 6 p.m., was convicted and sentenced to die for the September 10, 1995, shooting death of Jeff Wetterman, 27, during a convenience store robbery in the central Texas town of Lorena.

Johnson denied that he shot Wetterman, blaming it instead on accomplice David Vest, who pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and testified against Johnson. Vest served an eight-year prison sentence and is now free.

The suicide occurred despite close vigilance on death row, where guards check every 15 minutes on inmates facing imminent execution.

Lyons said Johnson spoke with a prison guard at 2:30 a.m. while eating his breakfast. Fifteen minutes later, he was found in his cell and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead, Lyons said.

She said there had been no indication Johnson was contemplating suicide.Lyons said there have been "a handful" of previous suicides on Texas death row, but none so close to execution.

Texas leads the nation in capital punishment with 376 executions since 1982, six years after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a national death penalty ban.

Johnson would have been the 22nd person executed by the state this year.

Death row prisoners are held in a high-security prison at Livingston, Texas, about 45 miles east of Huntsville, where the state's death chamber is located.

About midday, Johnson would have been taken to Huntsville to await a lethal injection. His execution was not a certainty because his lawyer still had two motions pending before the U.S. Supreme Court to halt it, a spokesman for the Texas Attorney General's office said.

There are currently 390 people on the state's death row.

© Copyright Reuters 2006

i have no words .....

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

my butterfly

my butterfly
© luisa brehm

hold on !!! don't fly without me, pleeeease ???

Monday, October 16, 2006


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

- Langston Hughes -


Friday, October 13, 2006

the survivor

the survivor
© luisa brehm
We have and old saying, Everything living must die.
Only the rocks and mountains are forever.

- Archie Fire Lame Deer -

Sunday, October 08, 2006

toni & zéquinha forever

toni & zéquinha forever

a simple homage to my cats .....
they were sooooo in love !!!
Toni is gone 2 years ago, a few months after Zéquinha .....
and, even today,
i truly miss them !!! above all Toni, the last of cats !!!
so, i draw and draw
to keep them alive !!!
i just can't don't want to draw their eyes.
who is able to draw magic eyes anyway ???

Saturday, October 07, 2006

The lover tells of the rose in his heart

All things uncomely and broken, all things worn out and old,
The cry of a child by the roadway, the creak of a lumbering cart,
The heavy steps of the ploughman, splashing the wintry mould,
Are wronging your image that blossoms a rose
in the deeps
of my heart.
The wrong of unshapely things is a wrong too great to be told;
I hunger to build them anew and sit on a green knoll apart,
With the earth and the sky and the water, re-made,
like a casket of gold
For my dreams of your image that blossoms a rose in the deeps of my heart.

- William B. Yeats -


Friday, October 06, 2006

in love

in love
© luisa brehm

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A Clear Midnight

This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the
themes thou lovest best.
Night, sleep, death and the stars.

- Walt Whitman -


Monday, October 02, 2006

lighted night

lighted night
© luisa brehm

playing with fireflies ;-)))))