Dear Jim Brolin,
Certainly you must realize that those of us in the know, the life-long fans of your wife dismiss these fictionalized versions of reality with a grain of salt. Those who don't will manage to find fault with your statement or it will somehow sail over their heads.
Sometimes commenting on the lies gives the liars more fodder. Better to expend your energy extolling the joys of living and sharing space with a woman who probably has the greatest voice on our planet and who works efforlessly to use her fame to make a difference.
When I was 12 years old I wrote an essay answering the following question;
"What woman would you most like to meet and why?"
I'm sure you could figure out the content of my response. I still have that essay tucked away in a memory box.
I waited 38 years to see Barbra and on my 50th birthday my husband surprised me with tickets to Madison Square Garden. I had walking pneumonia and we were seated in the very last row and despite all that I thought I was as close as ever to living out that dream of that little 12-year old girl.
Journalism has its dark side but your wife is an illuminating presence and the smart amongst us will always ignore all the other nonsense.
How lucky you are to have someone in your life who cares about you and let you live your dream.
Unless Barbra Streisand reads my blog comment about my bubby and seeing her when I was 10, in the movies, and decides to bring my daughter and I to the concert or I find a millionaire to fall in love with me in the next few months, or everyone of her fans asks for me, I will NEVER GET A CHANCE TO LIVE MY DREAM OF SEEING HER LIVE AND even speaking with her. I think I would probably faint or something.
I have so much respect and admiration for her and what she has done with the amazing gift of a voice from G-d, in bringing so much joy to so many, and accomplishing the impossible.....ME, I AM JUST A LITTLE PERIOD AT THE END OF THIS SENTENCE.
If it were true that we were somehow related maybe, but I will never know, and no one is going to go out of there way for someone they don't know, or care about. These days you are lucky if someone smiles at you. No one helps each other anymore. I've been alone almost 14 years.
I was told to apply for food stamps in the State of Arizona, for my 13 year old and myself, I qualify for $ 16.00 A MONTH.. What can I buy with that. I live on Disability which is nothing. I worked since I was 6 yrs old in my fathers store and then babysitting, school, finding a job.....
The saddest thing of all is that I have never been given a party or any kind of celebration for my Birthday, or wedding or birth of my kids, as I was told daily that I was worthless and an accident and wouldn't amount to anything........
.......and I will be 50 on October 27th of this year. What a gift that would be.
I pray we all live long and somewhat healthy lives, just don't move to Arizona if you want to see any decent doctors, because they are not here, I wish I knew where to go so I could get my daughter help and myself. (I worked in the Medical Field for 28 years and loved every minute). Not in Arizona.
Oh well, we are all on the path that was chosen for us and there really isn't much we can do about that except live righteous lives, by God's laws, do the right thing, be good people and the rest well, who knows.......maybe one of us will win the lottery, lol.
Mazel Tov.....Carmela Obadia-Collector
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