Laurence Is a childhood friend I met in Cannes. She lived in Paris but came south every summer with her mother. We have managed to keep in touch, despite my moving away. As teenagers, I had no clue what I wanted in life, but she always knew she would be a doctor, and later Gynecologist. I thought it would be interesting to find out exactly what made her so sure of her career choice, so I filmed her in her Paris home.
If family, work and all of the other responsibilities take most of her time, she is never one to complain. Her positive attitude carries her through every challenge. Married for over 40 years, 3 adult children, 3 grandchildren and still working, she keeps up to date with art, theater, litterature, cuisine and fashion. We have similar tastes for just about everything. This is a woman who lives a full and interesting life and wears it well. I am so lucky that Laurence keeps in touch with me and we get together several times a year. Our mutual understanding is that friendship requires effort. She’s my trustworthy friend, smiling and "toujours élégante".
Everyone feels comfortable around her. What is her secret ingredient? Care, simple as that.
You can see the interview with Laurence in English of French.
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