Je n'oublierai pas ta gentillesse et ta joie de vivre
Paix à ton ame
How can I write when tears are flooding my eyes? I knew Michel since 1990, being my closest friend and the first person I met when I moved to Paris. He made me discover New York in 1999 during two visits, and developed my love for this city. I can't even look at the 300 pictures we made in NY during that year. A young man, full of joy and happiness, that was enjoying every simple moments of life. I will never forget how you helped me when I first arrived in Paris, Michel. I will never, ever forget you, Michel. You remember how we were talking about if there is any "after life"? Now I'm sure there is, and from down here I salute you, up there in Paradise.