Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'll come and plant a rose in front of every door.
I'll sing in front of every window.
I'll give a tree to each crow.
I'll make peace.
I'll make friend.
I'll walk.
I'll swim in the light.
Then I'll take on a flight and I will love.

- Sohrab Sepehri -
from A Message On The Go

Sepehri is one of my favorite Persian/Iranian poets.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

stop it now !!!

stop it now !!!
© luisa brehm

a very dark sunday !!!!
it's time to mourn .... and organize !!!!

after China, Iran is the second biggest world’s executioner.

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!

29 convicts executed in Iran

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Iran mass killing

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

- Goethe -

Monday, July 21, 2008

after 2001

image source

and after 2001, may be .... Leonardo ???

Leonardo writes of the fetus:

"And breathing is not necessary to it because it is vivified and nourished by the life [vital spirit] and food of the mother ...

And one and the same soul governs these two bodies."

i stay always marvelled and speechless with Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks .... a genial journey !!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

2001: A Space Odyssey opening

2001: A Space Odyssey ending

in homage to Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke,
the greatest movie i have ever seen !!!

right 1 year before to land on the moon ....

on the moon

Apollo 11
image source

today marks the 39th anniversary of the first step on the moon ....
no need to say i was glued on tv that day in awewowwwww ;-)))))))))))))

Saturday, July 19, 2008

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn't a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

- Martin Niemöller -

Friday, July 18, 2008

USA botched executions

Some Examples of Post-Furman Botched Executions
© 2008 Death Penalty Information Center

Botched Executions
© Copyright 2006, Human Rights Watch
Lethal Injection. Org
(for info)

© Death Penalty Clinic - Berkeley Law

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.

- Desmond Tutu -

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gitmo Interrogation Video Released

words .... for what ???

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Gracefully she approached

Gracefully she approached,
in a dress of bright blue silk;
With an olive branch in her hand,
and many tales of sorrows in her eyes.
Running to her, I greeted her,
and took her hand in mine:
Pulses could still be felt in her veins;
warm was still her body with life.

"But you are dead, mother", I said;
"Oh, many years ago you died!"
Neither of embalmment she smelled,
Nor in a shroud was she wrapped.

I gave a glance at the olive branch;
she held it out to me,
And said with a smile,
"It is the sign of peace; take it."

I took it from her and said,
"Yes, it is the sign of...", when
My voice and peace were broken
by the violent arrival of a horseman.
He carried a dagger under his tunic
with which he shaped the olive branch
Into a rod and looking at it
he said to himself:
"Not too bad a cane
for punishing the sinners!"
A real image of a hellish pain!
Then, to hide the rod,
He opened his saddlebag.
in there, O God!
I saw a dead dove, with a string tied
round its broken neck.

My mother walked away with anger and sorrow;
my eyes followed her;
Like the mourners she wore
a dress of black silk.

- Simin Behbahani –

A Poet Who 'Never Sold Her Pen or Soul'
an article from The Washington Post, 2006


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I'm Iranian

Originally uploaded by
who could better photograph these kids than my dear Abbas ???
Love you, my Friend !!!

Originally uploaded by


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

talking about, i got this today ....

Iran: Spare 4 Youths from Execution
July 8

© Human Rights Watch

juvenile justice ???

Monday, July 07, 2008

I know that if odour were visible as colour is,
I'd see the summer garden aureoled in rainbow clouds.

- Robert Bridges -

a bite of wolfland

okkk, a friend sent it to me and i send it to you !!!
i was thinking to post about wolves but this has too
a bite
of wolfland ....
and now, must be serious again ;-)))))))))))))))))))))

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Wolfie birthday ;-)))))))

Wolfie birthday

i wish i could be there holding and kissing you with a hugeeeeeee chocolate cake and a magical candle full of rainbow' butterflies to make your dreams come true !!!
but, naaaaa, you know i never break so i make youme wishes right here, ready ??? 1 ... 2 ... 3 .... 7 ;-)))))))))))))))))))))
Hooppyyyyyyy Birthday, Wolfie !!!!!
Tecihila !!!!!


© luisa brehm

Saturday, July 05, 2008

my princess

my princess

sure, my princess is Joana, my older niece, daughter of my prince João ;-))))))))))))))
Joana is truly special, loving nature and wolves too, oh yeahhh !!!
and to travel .... far away .....
i think she looks like me, nooo ??? just a bit ???

when you were a kid, we were always saying
Joaninha vôa vôa, what means little Ladybug fly fly ....

and you flew high to touch and create new dreams.

aiiiii before i forget, you gave me this photo taken in Iceland,
right to put here, thank youuuuuuuuuuu ;-)))))))))))

giving you all magiccccccc stars to light your life,
Adorooooooooooo-te, Meu Amor !!!
tia lu

© luisa brehm

Friday, July 04, 2008

free waters

arco das amoreiras
my aqueduct & garden
my aqueduct

psssssttttttt my Friends, seen i’m not inspired at all lately, no mood
to create pictures and my computer is still really barely, just to share more a bit of where i live, right behind the garden .....

this is the arc of Amoreiras, mulberry trees, part of the Aqueducto das Águas Livres, what means aqueduct of free waters, where i live it must be free of course ;-)))))))))))))))
anyway, this aqueduct is very big and old, it was built between 1731-1748, it has 25 kilometers of length more 127 arcs and till 1880 it gave water to all lisbon ....

the garden near me is called Jardim das Amoreiras, garden of mulberry trees, but that is another story ....

i walk here all days …. with or without cat and dog .....
now you know how to catch me ;-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

love and kissesssssss !!!

© luisa brehm
Pakistan bans the Death Penalty
© AsiaNews.it

fantastic news !!!!!
you can always check a previous post here where i talked about Pakistan too ....

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ya Basta II - 08

Ya Basta II - 08
© luisa brehm

there is not much to say ....
countries and states continue to Kill people all over the World !!!
and if we are the world, we just have 2 options,
either we help stop them
we live with shameful indifference about all these men, women and
children who are on death rows around the world.

can we sleep at night without hearing their silence ???
because i tell you, there is no most terrible cry !!!

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!

July/August 2008 - state Killings, commutations and stays
1- Mark Schwab - murdered by the state of Florida

10 - Carlton Turner - murdered by the state of Texas
10 - Kent Jackson - murdered by the state of Virginia
22 - Les Bower - Texas - stayed

23 - Dale Leo Bishop - murdered by the state of Mississippi
23 - Derrick Sonnier - murdered by the state of Texas

24 - Edward Bell - Virginia - stayed (Supreme Ct. will hear case)
24 - Christopher Emmett - murdered by the state of Virginia
31 - Tommy Arthur - Alabama - stayed
31 - Larry Davis - murdered by the state of Texas

5 - Jose Medellin - murdered by the state of Texas

(the first Mexican national executed by US, after an order of the ICJ - World Court to review the cases of 51 Mexicans in USA death rows, because they were denied to speak with their consular officials, in violation of international treaty.)
7 - Heliberto Chi - murdered by the state of Texas
12 - Leon Dorsey - murdered by the state of Texas
14 - Michael Rodriguez - murdered by the state of Texas (volunteer)
21 - Kevin Young - Oklahoma - commuted
21 - Jeff Wood - Texas - stayed
27 - Dennis Skillicorn - Missouri - stayed