After reading the tweets posted earlier on Laurel’s twitter page…. I had to read them over again, attempting to understand the remarks. I never did.
But I do have something to share from reading the comments that was posted.
Crazy thing is I have more than a 140 words to share, so I opted to post it here.
Understand please they are my thoughts, opinions and in NO WAY have been endorsed by Laurel.
If I could speak with Laurel today, I would remind her to never look back and to give no mind to those who only wish to distract her from pursuing what is important to her purpose in life, being happy.
A person’s ability and willingness to pursue their happiness and goals, both personal and professional are apart of their God given inalienable rights and are often criticized when doing so.
I would encourage her to click on her own link from time to time http://www.laurelholloman.net for a gentle reminder of what yet lies ahead and to always be proud of these accomplishments; while being grateful for the journey she has traveled and respectfully leaves behind.
1.) If one really took the time to search and seek… it is evident Laurel has been recognized and is continuing to receive recognition in the influential, professional art world, from around the globe.
The list of private collectors (Breuer Collection, Isabelle Van Rolleghem Collection, Ethos Capital, Waite Collection, Marla Henderson Design, Hunt Collection, Hoagland Collection, KK Pang Collection, Raweia Nouri Design) to me, speaks for itself and shows that her GOD GIVEN inner gifts were noticed, appreciated and accepted worthy from professional people who specialize, understand, and appreciate the natural hidden talent she offers onto canvas as a professional abstract artist/painter.
My first point ~ Laurel is a good painter and continues to get better with each stroke of the brush ….. and the professional’s in the art world have accepted her in it. In my opinion they were wise to do so; and certainly blessed to have her.
The professional film Industrys’ loss is certainly the professional art worlds’ gain.
Honestly, (ART) is one area I don’t think I would or could be courageous enough to step into and for Laurel to find faith, strength and the courage within herself to take that step… speaks silently to me and to many around the world of the simplicity and true beauty that lies within and continues to define this remarkable woman.
2.) I believe Laurel has proven rather to be a pretty damn good philospher. I looked these words up to make sure I was accurate with my definitions.
a.) philosopher, philosophy- A person with the study of knowledge; a fundamental principle; a system of beliefs.
Laurel holds a BA from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
My second point ~ Four plus years of study proves she has plenty of knowledge.
b.) fundamental principle ~ fundamental ~ basic; an essential part. ~ Principle ~ a fundamental rule; concept
Laurel has served both publicly and privately with her humanitarian efforts for several charity causes throughout recent years. The lending of her name, dedication, time and love has helped secure unknown monies from around the world just by standing on the principles of sharing and self-sacrifice. We will never know the millions of lives that have been saved in peace and wartime efforts & during natural disasters crisis and have benefited from the resources these monies help provide.
My third point ~ This is a pretty honorable principle she and her family should be very proud of.
c.) system of beliefs ~ faith; trust and expectation
From her comments during a national televised event some years back while accepting an award and standing firm, she publicly voiced her opinion in support of the LGBT family; speaking against PROP 8.
I have witnessed over the last few years on social media Laurel being supportive of different “beliefs” which are often politically attacked or overlooked.
Such as but not limited to any one specific event.
Women’s Rights ~ The belief that women should be considered equal to.
LGBT Rights ~ Equality for all.
Adoption ~ It is often overlooked. Laurel’s unconditional love speaks for itself with regards to this issue.
Now I am going to attempt to share in a firm and loving way my opinions with the last two remarks I read about.
I have yet to see or read where Laurel has ever publicly disrespected anyone’s personal beliefs or opinions often tweeted to her.
I would guess she respects many opinions offered, whether she agrees with them or not.
Unfortunately, I have witnessed via social media many negative tweets toward Laurel because she has chosen to stand firm on her own belief that: (It was time to let go of those things which no longer challenged her inwardly and chose to move forward to find something that will keep her challenged, happy and fulfilled.)
“Of our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness” ~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld
I am happy to see she refused to remain idle, choosing to break free.
I recommend to everyone who respects and loves her, to do the same. It’s time.
I share this…. someone has to till up the soil in preparation for planting the garden. Another follows behind to plant the seeds of the many different fruits and crops. Then another comes along to water for nourishment so the seeds sprout up. BUT, if everyone who is wanting a share from the garden, including those who created the garden remain in the garden, walking about and trampling on the seeds thereof, never watering it, but suffocating and destroying it. How then will the garden bring forth to it’s fullest potential the finish product so to benefit everyone? It can’t.
In the end, if the garden is ruined; everyone is hurt, because the fruit/crop was lost due to the ignorance of the people from their own negligence. Yet they are quick to place blame back on the very soil they trampled saying it didn’t produce to their liking.
I myself am a parent, and have been for over nineteen and half years now. I will let you in on a little secret about parenting. I discovered within hours of receiving my new precious gifts into this world, they didn’t come with an instruction manual. HELLO, EVERYTHING NEW in this world comes with an instruction manual…. except children.
So when someone deliberately attacks a friend of mine; or anyone who tries to be a loving parent and calls to question parenting skills…..I have a message to offer back.
I strongly hope you took a long look within yourself even if you are not a parent as of yet, because I will call you out. When pointing a finger, don’t be to blind to see the three pointing backwards, aiming at the direction of your heart. Check yourself first, please; before casting judgement on another.
And unless you have written the ultimate instruction manual on parenting, the one with the copyright of GOD himself and not the bible, I already have one….. then I really don’t care to hear or read your opinion as to why you believe you can call to question anyone’s parenting skills.
Sham ~ false; hoax; counterfeit; artificiality
All I have to say here is for any and all of you who hide your true identity behind Laurel’s name and pictures and JB’s name and pictures on and through out the social media websites…. I don’t believe you can be any more artificial and that is nothing more than a hoax. A false pretense. Counterfeit.
The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. ~ Henery David Thoreau
http://youtu.be/DpevqxljOKY ~ My Wish For Laurel