October 26 2006
Gabrielle had a sense of friendship like no one else. I was lucky to be part of her friends for many years…
June 27 2007
I was lucky to be friends with Gaby for ten years… She was someone exceptional: honest, tactful, intelligent, with a sense of humour…
I talked about her with all my friends, because during these ten years she had given me so much - all our conversations and meetings … always mattered to me!
… I loved her very much. One month after her surgery … at the end of May, I came to see her in Paris … She was strong, she was laughing, she talked a lot even though it was difficult…
The last time we met was on August 4, 2006 … Gaby laughed all night long, talked about a trip to Argentina in the Fall, and in New York for Christmas! She had so many plans! …
We were really good friends. We didn’t know each other for a very long time, and we had only met twice, but it was really as if we had known each other all our lives. … She was a good person and I’m going to miss her a lot.
June 10 2007
… we are very impressed to see the paintings. We really like them a lot. … She never told us she painted…
The tree … I hope to see it one day and sit under it. It would be my small homage to Gaby.
She’s always in my thoughts, when I read, when I listen to music, when there are political problems here… (she) knew about everything going on in Argentina. And sometimes I still think about calling her to comment on something and laugh the way we used to do… I miss her a lot.
My daughter Clarita said she had a special magic and that she left us good feelings…
June 26 2007
…Elle me manque encore. J’aurai toujours pour elle de l’admiration, et je n’oublierai jamais les moments que nous avons passes ensemble…
June 26, 2007
May 15 2007
Gaby n’est jamais loin de mes pensees — j’ai grande tristesse en pensant qu’elle a du tant souffrir et partir si jeune…
Quand je l’ai vue en juillet dernier, elle avait en effet l’air de se remettre de ce que je savais etre une maladie mortelle… elle etait pleine de vie et d’energie et de grace…
July 3 2007
Gabrielle, tu es une telle ange… une femme incroyable, une de mes idoles, pour sur…
Gabrielle thank you, you have been a real model for me, your courage and your humour are with me…
Gabrielle, I miss you…
june 26 2007
My Gaby, I miss you, but in my heart you are present for ever and ever…
June 29 2007
… I’ve rarely met someone as generous, sincere and honest as she was. I never heard her complain, although she went through very difficult times.
…I met Gaby in 1981, at the beginning of free radios… We both worked for a while at Radio Communaute…
… I think about her a lot.
June 10 2007
… I knew that Gaby was ill, but I hadn’t understood to what extent. She talked about it with great courage, and had left me with the impression that things had gotten better. Alas, they hadn’t
…I’ve found again (on this blog) the two smiles of Gaby, one from when we were children in Etretat, and one from the last time that I saw her in London three years ago.
After forty years we had met again, with the ease and friendship of bygone days, and we traded from afar commentaries and impressions on pretty much everything, from ourselves to the great unanswered issues of the world.
What a beautiful person, what nice, interesting conversations, aside from the return to the distant memories that often took us back to the time when one only thinks about being happy…
All this will be greatly missed.
I hope I can someday walk near the tree you planted in honor and in memory of Gaby
June 29 2006
Je suis sous le choc. Je suis desolee… tellement desolee.
Gabi etait tellement bonne avec moi, extremement genereuse, offrant son soutien… sensible, comprenant nos malheurs, et plus encore.
Je n’ai que des bons souvenirs d’elle, et je les garderai dans mon coeur pour toujours. …
June 26 2006
… I’ve loved and still love Gaby like a sister, a sister of the heart… I keep inside me all that we have shared and every day, I miss Gaby….
June 26 2007
Ma gorge se noue, mes yeux sont en larmes, et pourtant mon ame parvient a sourire aussi…
Sa beaute (Corse, Boulogne et Suede en particulier), l’etincelle dans ses yeux, et son sourire coquin - tout ca revele tant de charactere, et un esprit actif et creatif…
… Quand j’ai vu Gaby le Noel dernier a Paris, elle etait pratiquement comme elle avait toujours ete, vibrante, pleine de vie…
Ca semble impossible d’imaginer qu’elle n’est plus. J’imagine qu’elle a du se battre jusqu’au bout…
C’est terriblement injuste que quelqu’un avec une telle generosite d’esprit parte si jeune…
Nous avons tous des souvenirs affectueux et vivants des moments passes ensemble (se faufiler en cachette au Kennedy Center pour voir Noureyev est mon prefere)
Son absence va nous remplir de tristesse, mais son souvenir nous rempli de joie…
Tal Liron & Arielle
May 30, 2007
On etait en train de penser… tu avais parle pour la premiere fois a notre fille Arielle une semaine avant ta disparition.
… on vient de recevoir le nouveau CD de Shlomo Artzi, on se disait combien tu l’aurai apprecie… ecoutant la musique sur le porche avec un bon verre de vin…
Tu nous manques….
Octobre / novembre 2006
Gaby my friend,
I feel a void, a hole, something indefinite lacking. Gaby is not there.
The same disease first took away Pierre, my husband, then mommy, and now, Gaby, my friend. Three beloved beings.
She left discreetly, silently, without a sound. Only now do I realize how close Gaby was to me, how much she mattered to me and to our family.
We knew each other for over twenty years. There were times when we didn’t see each others, then we’d meet again like before, without reproaches or rancor.
We’d always do something nice, see a play, an exhibit, take a walk, eat in a nice restaurant. She knew what there was to see and do. A real “Time Out”.
When I left France in 1999, I felt she didn’t approve of my decision, but she didn’t criticize it. Never a word too much! Not Gaby.
She came several time in Poland, always positive, even if, sometimes, she’d laugh “but why do you live in this hole!”
She loved to travel, to discover the world, yet I don’t think she could have lived in any other city but Paris. It’s in Paris, in its rich cultural and spiritual life that she found all that was the best, the most interesting, the newest. And she loved to share that with her close friends. I think I was part of that circle, and of that I am so very proud!
June 26, 2007
June 26, 2007
Tal Liron & Arielle
October 21, 2007
May 9, 2007
24 octobre 2006
Despite all the pain of these last few months, you were always ready to fight, courageous and optimistic.
You always made us laugh, and you laughed at yourself readily…
Since you were tired, you were supposed to call me after your MRI… Life has left you and I really hope that you didn’t see and didn’t feel anything at that moment, because you really would not have deserved that…
You let us carry on in this unfair world, and you remain for ever in my heart through all the good times we had together…
… we knew each other since 6th grade, lost touch, then met again. You had brought class pictures and we’d laughed so hard at our faces…
This will be our last time together… I’ll never forget it…