LifeQs

Gertrude Berg

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How would Gerti most want to be remembered?

Elisabeth Lindner
christian berg
Ulrike Mayer
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How do you plan to honor Gerti's memory?

Elisabeth Lindner
Thinking of you, Gerti dear, at your 59th birthday!
Laura MacLean
It has been difficult for me to write these words and I’m embarrassed that it has taken this long. My heart has ached for my friend Gertrude since hearing the news, I love her so. Vivid memories have flooded me these past months. She was a sister to me, a friend, and a classmate. We met at the SHI macrobiotic school in Philadelphia and were classmates together for a year in 2012. I would smile at her from across the room to see her face light up. We connected, sharing a love of things textile, thoughtful and creative. She showed me the magic of her city on a few cherished trips. Gerti urged me toward parenthood, saying “kids are fucking awesome” and my son was born in December of 2014. We shared two visits together in his first year. She delighted in his small feet in the summer sunshine, holding them in her hands. My deep regret now is that in the past year and a half I let my busyness and exhaustion keep me away from visits to her city. It felt difficult to keep in touch, both of us on our journeys. Maybe both not wanting to share the darker parts of our experience. I wish now for one last hug and long conversation sitting side by side. I will make my peace and her memory will live on in my heart with joy. I feel her now, broad smiles and stripes come to mind. I pray for her beautiful “forever forward” journey now. I wish her smooth travels and send love and light on the wind to her.

Forever friend and sister,

Laura MacLean

Lemont, PA
Elisabeth Lindner
Designed by Gerti...
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How did Gerti affect other people?

Syd Glasser
Gerti had a curious and creative spirit that was like no other. She saw beauty in everything--things that were discarded by others were her treasures. For someone to see such playful possibilities was truly inspiring.
Kristin Reed
Her open and curious spirit was engaging and always opened those qualities up in me.
Elisabeth Lindner
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What six words best describe Gerti?

Ulrike Mayer
creative, daring, heartfelt, sentimental, questioning attitude, affectionate
Sabine Beinschab
open-minded, powerfull, intelligent, empathic, individual, crazy, lovely
Elisabeth Lindner
Searching and curious, strong and fragile at the same time, creative and very unconventional!

What were the most life-changing moments for Gerti?

Ulrike Mayer
Elisabeth Lindner
CHRISTIAN and his generosity which opened her the possibility of dedicating her life to ART

What are your best memories of time together?

Ulrike Mayer
there are sooo many memories I share with Gerti, but I will never forget how she laughs. I will never forget our conversations we had until the early morning hours and all the funny moments we had.
Elisabeth Lindner
As young girls we did a lot of sports together: floor exercises, bridges, handspring... uneven bars or the balance beam where Gerti would do the splits... elegant and easily. Always thought Gerti would end up as a famous acrobat.
Sabine Beinschab

What objects most remind you of Gerti? Have a photo?

Elisabeth Lindner
As you like it
Gerti was so generous to let me use her objects for our website

When and how did you first meet Gerti?

Elisabeth Lindner

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