Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Doves

outside doves perch everywhere
it is clear from
their cooings of love and delight
it is clear from the whirr of their wings
wings which seem to fan me in my prisoner's sleep
it is clear outside
doves perch everywhere
the night is like a day on the other side of the bars
on this side the day is like the night

- Reza Baraheni -
exiled Iranian novelist, poet and political activist.

Reza Baraheni

Saturday, July 25, 2009

in Solidarity with Iranian People

Stand for Freedom and Human Rights in Iran !!!!

July 25

United for Iran - A global day of action in solidarity with the people of Iran
United4Iran org.

Democracy groups plan global Iran rallies

Friday, July 24, 2009

what’s up doc ???

what’s up doc ???

- bbbbbbbbzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzhmmmmmmmmmmm ???

- wake up, Flora, that’s is my working table !!!

where is the fire ???

- oh noooooooo, mommy, not again !!!
where is the fire now ???

i’m sooooooo hoppy ;-)))))))))))

i’m sooooooooooo hoppy, at last i have new photos !!!!
yes, mommy took them these last days ;-)))))))))))))))))))))))
and i have more, as she says, for my bigggggggggggg ego !!!

love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, mom !!!
ronronnnnnnnnn weekend to my friends !!!!

© luisa brehm

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

from me, Flora ;-)))))))))))

from me, Flora ;-)))))))))))

for youuuuuuuu !!! because you are the beeeeeeeest !!!
miauuuuuuu i'm learning to shot too ;-)))))))))))))))))))))
i just see a bit fuzzy, if mom watches this i found in her trash she will not allow me to play with mouse ooopppssssssssssssss

oh la la speaking of mom, she is coming to see what i'm doing,
run Flora, fasttttttttttttttttt !!!!
ahhh nooo she is telling she loves you bla bla bla but right now has many work and will come back soon bla bla blaaaaaaaaaaaaa ....
i'm truly a lucky girl ;-))))))))))))))))))))

did you humans know ???

Cat Vision
© seeFIDO
In a Cat's Eyes - Vision and Eye Problems in Cats
© About com

lots of ronronsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

photo by myselflora O_O

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

more a kitty for adoption

photo © Voluntários da União Zoófila

Gato bebé branco/tigre para adopção - Lisboa

Este gato bebé foi encontrado abandonado no Hospital de S. José, em Lisboa. Muitas pessoas passavam mas apenas uma o socorreu.
É meigo e lindo!

Procuramos uma família para este bebé, que lhe dê muito carinho, atenção e lhe proporcione os cuidados adequados que qualquer animal deverá ter: apoio veterinário, alimentação adequada e integração absoluta na família durante toda a sua longa vida.

Contactos para adopção:

ou eu, pois claro

Data do apelo: 20/07/2009

Adopte um AMIGO para a vida!

Rua Padre Carlos dos Santos (Bairro das Furnas)

Adopções de gatos Sábados e Domingos 14h00 às 16h30
Adopções de cães Quartas, Sextas e Sábados 14h00 às 16h30
Horário para visitas Todos os dias das 14h00 às 17h00

kitties for adoption

don’t forget these ones too, pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase !!!
também não se esqueçam destes, por favorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!
they still have no home .... eles ainda não têm casa ....


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Abro at Library of Congress

congratsssssssssssss, my dear Abro !!!!!
i'm soooooooooooooooooo happy !!!
big hugsssssssssssssssss and kissesssssssssssssss


My friends,
how desperately do we need to be loved and to love.

- Chief Dan George -

Saturday, July 18, 2009

kitties for adoption

kitties for adoption
Originally uploaded by
luisa brehm

kitties for adoption
Originally uploaded by
luisa brehm

photos from Ana

oh la la, Flora, what are you doing ???
well, more kitties for adoption !!!
Ana saved them from the streets inside motors cars ....
by this way i guess the better is to make a blog for Flora ;-)))))))))))))))))

oh la la Flora, o que estás a fazer ???
bom, mais gatinhos para adopção !!!
a Ana salvou-os da rua dentro dos motores de carros ....
por este andar o melhor é criar um blog para a Flora ;-)))))))))))))))))

contact Ana Ramos
or me for adoption
contactem a Ana ou eu para adopção

Gatos e o elogio da loucura

entretanto a Ana e a Rita têm um fantástico blogue para adopção de Gatos em lisboa, arte e outras coisas ....
já está no meu sidebar, pois claro !!!

Gatos e o elogio da loucura

meantime Ana and Rita have a fantastic blog for Cats adoption in lisbon, artwork and other things ....
it's already in my sidebar, of couse !!!

i, Flora, have a cause !!!

oh yeahhhhhhhhh i have too my own cause !!! i guess this is
contagious and i'm soooooooooo excited ;-))))))))))))))))))))))

let me tell you, i just want to help my sad abandoned friends, who are in the shelter i was too, to be happy like i am now and, may be who knows, some good portuguese people look the photos and together we can find a new family and home for them, right ???

so, if you see some posts here with cats or dogs and in portuguese, they are mine, yes, from Flora Brehm !!!! do you help me ??? pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ???
i knew i could count on you .... you are the best !!!!

yours adorable,

Friday, July 17, 2009

love youuuuuuuuuuu !!!

Originally uploaded by HORIZON

love and miss you sooooooooo much, my Friend !!!!



My entire verve is a dark verse.
It will take you to the unending dawn of bloom and rise.

In this verse, I heaved you a sigh, sigh
In this verse, I tied you to tree, water and flame.

Life, perhaps, is that long, shaded road
where everyday a woman wanders
with her basket of fruits.

Life perhaps is that rope,
the one that a man would hang himself with
in a gray, rainy day from a thick branch.

Life perhaps is that child who is running back home.

Life perhaps, is those brief smokes,
in the lazy, idle times
stolen from two making-loves.

Life perhaps is that still instant,
when my eye sank into the reflection of your sight.
Life perhaps is its sheltering sense.
"I will merge it to the flood of moonlight
and to the darkened sight of night."

In my little, lonely room,
my heart is invaded
by silent crowd of love.
I am keeping track of my life:
The beautiful decay of a rose,
in this antique vase;
the growing plant that you brought,
and those birds in that timber cage.
"They are singing every hour,
up to the extent of the view."

This is my share.
This is my share.
My share is a piece of sky
and a little shade can take it away.

My share is a gradual descent from some deserted stairs.
It is a sudden landing in some rotten, exiling place.
My share is a gloomy march in the distant garden of my past.
My share is a slow death for the advent of a voice.
The voice who once said:
"I love your hands."

I will plant my hands.
I will grow,
I know, I know, I know.
And a lost bird
will lay lots of eggs
in my inky palms.

I will pick a pair of twin cherries
and I will hang them on my ears.
I will take two white oleanders
I will put them charily on my fingertips.

There is a road
full of young, vulgar boys.
I used to be their sole muse.
They are still hanging,
with their untidy hair,
with the same thin legs
about the same square.
And they are still thinking
of that little girl with a shy beam,
the girl that one day faded in the breeze.

"There is a congested road that my heart,
kept it from my childhood neighborhood."

The journey of a mass in the row of time,
And loading this arid line with the weight of a shape;
A polished, smooth, even shape
coming from a place just after the village of mirrors.
And it is so that someone remains
and someone dies.

Did you ever meet a fisher who caught a pearl,
in the yellow, aged, close-by river?

I know a sad, little fairy.
She is living in a remote ocean
And she is playing her heart
into a wooden flute.

A sad little fairy
who dies every dusk.
She is reborn the day after
right at the dawn,
from a slight kiss.

- Forough Farrokhzad -
Iranian poet and film director

translation: Maryam Dilmaghani

Forough Farrokhzad
1935 - 1967


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

my firefly

my firefly
© luisa brehm
Pies, para qué los quiero
Si tengo alas para volar.

- Frida Kahlo -

Feet, what do I need them for
If I have wings to fly.
almost forgot

aunt Ivone blog updated ....

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stand by Me

On June 24, Iranian superstar Andy Madadian went into an LA recording studio with Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and American record producers Don Was and John Shanks to record a musical message of worldwide solidarity with the people of Iran. This version
of the old Ben E. King classic is not for sale - it was not meant to be on the Billboard charts or even manufactured as a CD....
it's intended to be downloaded and shared by the Iranian people...

to give voice to the sentiment that all people of the world stand together....
the handwritten Farsi sign in the video translates to "we are one".

If you know someone in Iran, or someone who knows someone in Iran, please share this link.

My Damn Channel » Stand By Me.

Andy Madadian site

best friends

best friends
Originally uploaded by
luisa brehm

© ariana brehm

my princess Ariana is a great photographer, oh yesssss !!!
this is a beautiful work, don’t you think so ??? i do and i'm all proud !!!
we have a lot of things in common, i know ;-))))))))))))))))))
love you sooooooooooooooooo much, babe !!!
titi lu

Thursday, July 09, 2009

... in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens,
I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.

- Anne Frank -

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Lost Lives, Lost Stories

Lost Lives, Lost Stories

July 7, 2009

In December 2008, a group of nine from SMU toured World War II death camps in Poland, including Auschwitz, Treblinka and the Warsaw Ghetto. Rick Halperin, director of the SMU Human Rights Education Program, has led SMU trips to Poland every year since 1996.

A video of the trip is available online (right). Videographer was Sherry Aikman and post production was done by Nathan Gibbs.

Read a student blog about this trip. A student blog about a previous trip also is available online (See the section for Dec. 23 - Jan. 15).


thankssssssssssssssssss, Rick !!!!

big hugssssssssssssssssssssssss


UN experts gravely concerned by mass arrests in Iran
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

When you are in doubt, be still and wait;
when doubt no longer exists for you,
then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still;
be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists
- as it surely will.

Then act with courage.

- Ponca Chief White Eagle -

Support parole for Leonard Peltier!

from ANSWER Coalition

Express your support for parole for
Native American leader and political prisoner
Leonard Peltier!

Hearing scheduled for July 27
Your letter must be received before July 14

Take action here and Now !!!


Monday, July 06, 2009

Former FL Warden Speaks Out Against the Death Penalty

Former San Quentin warden honored for speaking out against death penalty
© Marin Independent Journal

article published 05/22/2009

Sunday, July 05, 2009

July 4 by Rick Halperin

July 4, 2009

Across America today, on Independence Day, there will be traditional fireworks, parades, summer fun for children in swimming pools and at ballgames, and a pervasive national outpouring of patriotism, reflected in both flag displays and

the singing of the national anthem at countless events.

There are also almost 3,300 individuals who will not be any

part of these festivities; they are mostly forgotten, despised
and reviled.... they are America's condemned.

They sit on death rows in 34 states, as well as in a military prison in Kansas and a federal facility in Indiana. Most are overwhelmingly guilty of vile, heinous, outrageous and terrible crimes. Many are mentally ill, even profoundly mentally ill, and a good number are innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted. Collectively, they are, in part, responsible for a great deal of anger, hurt, pain and rage in our society.

They face death by firing squad, hanging, electrocution, cyanide gas, and lethal injection (there are more methods of legitimate state-sanctioned execution in the USA than in any other country in the world).

As this nation is trying to emerge from the worst global financial crisis in 70 years, it remains in desperate need of trying to find, uphold and defend its moral soul. We are a long way from accomplishing this important national task.

Most of America's political and judicial leaders, both male and female, in both major parties, remain committed to upholding the ideology and practice of human extermination. As long as any nation in the world, including the USA, retain and practice the barbarism of killing people in the name of the law, they can never be free. If people support, or are indifferent to the liquidation of condemned individuals, how can we be surprised that other horrors, such as torture, hate crimes, and crimes against women, continue at such an alarming pace.

To be sure, some advances in the abolition of the US death penalty have been achieved in the last decade: America has stopped executing its juvenile and mentally retarded offenders; New Jersey and New Mexico have legislatively ended the death penalty, and other states have, in recent years, come close to doing the same. Over 130 innocent people have been released from America's death rows to date, and more will emerge to the free world in the years ahead.

But this "progress" has come at a frustratingly, agonizingly slow pace. Of the 1168 individuals put to death in America since executions resumed in 1977, 736 have occurred since 1998, including 200 just in Texas alone since Rick Perry became governor in 2001. There is no immediate end in sight to this horror.

There will undoubtedly be the traditional praise and self-congratulatory editorials and op-eds in our newspapers today, from coast to coast, from our major cities to our small communities, reminding us of how lucky we are to live in such

a great nation. And in many ways, that sentiment is correct.

But it is a fallacy to believe that assessment when considering what is happening in this country regarding the issue of the death penalty. It is time to face the truth, admit national pain, and come to grips with the fact that on this issue, 233 years after the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed (and 402 years after the British first settled here), we are a national disgrace and failure. We remain wedded to the love of violence, and to the preposterous idea that some people in our society (and even around the world), can be classified as "lesser" or "other" humans, 'deserving' to be stripped of their human dignity, caged like animals for years, physically and psychologically tortured and terrorized, and then ultimately liquidated in the name

of the law.

On this day, when so much celebrating in America will occur, I hope and trust that people will take a hard look at the sobering realities of this nation and its nightmare of the death penalty. Now is the time for all people of conscience, everywhere, to re-dedicate themselves with renewed fervor to end this terrible scourge, so that America may join the ranks of most nations in the world that have long since recognized the links between advancing human progress with ending the death penalty.

When the US does abolish the death penalty, it will then,

and only then, have reasons to be proud and celebrate itself.

Rick Halperin
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty,
and Amnesty International USA
(Dallas, Texas)

thank you sooooooo much, my Friend, for allowing me to post here !!!


Saturday, July 04, 2009

tree of Freedom

tree of Freedom  
© luisa brehm

for you, Iran,
i plant with my hands the tree of Freedom !!!

Stand for Human Rights in Iran !!!
Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!

© Iran Human Rights

Iran: 34 people hanged in less than a week; 22 today
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

cry my heart

cry my heart
© luisa brehm

Six people were hanged in Tehran's Evin prison today
© Iran Human Rights

Stand for Human Rights and Freedom in Iran !!!
Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!