Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Departure for Neda....

WARNING: I am departing from the theme of my blog for this post. In essence, however, this post may have greater value than all my others and in turn add greater meaning to my blog as a whole.

Several weeks ago I, along with millions of others, watched the cell phone video of the murder of a young girl on the streets of Iran. It haunted me that we witnessed her final breaths yet were powerless to do anything about it. In a country that has, for centuries, suppressed a woman's basic rights, we watched them squeeze the very life from one. Her family was prevented from having a memorial service.

Yesterday, I got an email from a long time friend who has, over the years, become a world renowned sculptor. She too had seen the video. She too wept. Then she took action the best way she knew how.

Please visit her web site at:

Fine Art by Paula B. Slater - Works in Progress

By doing so, we make a small statement that We,the people, will not stand by silently.We must not!

Neda Agha-Soltan,

philosophy student, an accomplished singer and was passionate about music and travel. She was also studying to be a tour guide and had traveled to Dubai, Turkey and Thailand.

Neda was engaged to be married.


  1. I was following Twitter for days when it all started and it was agony to watch that video. What a beautiful sculpture. You are so right...it was hard to watch and not want to jump up and do something, anything. I wish we had come out more fervently behind the people protesting for a voice in their government and how their lives are run. I still hold out hope that this was the beginning of the end for their theocracy...probably wishful thinking on my part.

    Your friend is so gifted~!


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