“One of my favorite passages of scripture is the shortest one in the book. John 11: 35 simply says, “Jesus wept.” I love this verse because it shows a savior in touch with the human condition: pain. He wept. He allowed himself to feel grief and at that moment, tears streamed down his face like a river. He’s the friend that will sit with you and cry.”©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“Let’s be real, those who are super loving are usually the ones that have experienced the most pain. Those who are super accepting of others are typically the ones who’ve been rejected by many. Those who are the “strong” one in their relationships are typically built that way because of traumatic events surrounding their weaknesses. I have been all of these things…rejected, in pain and have experienced trauma. Overall, my soul sought safety.”©Simone Holloway, 2018
For a long time in my life, I thought I had to live within separate personalities: the intellectual and the creative. It was as if I could not reconcile between my known trait of intelligence and all of my hidden creative gifts. ©Simone Holloway, 2018