Rie Nørgaard’s “to remind us”

Rie Nørgaard’s “to remind us” (photograph courtesy of Rie Nørgaard)

Rie Nørgaard’s “to remind us” (photograph courtesy of Rie Nørgaard)

As some of you might remember, we featured Rie’s parents and their tattoos a couple of months ago.In fact, it was Rie who helped us track them down–in Canada. Here is the story of Rie’s tattoo:

“I can actually thank my parents for telling me about Love Letter To the World. They live in Canada (I moved to Denmark when I was 18). When they showed me their tattoos, I had also already decided to get mine. So we hadn’t planned it to become a family sort of a tattoo, it just kind of happened. I loved the poem, even though I’m not really into this sort of literature. But it affected me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it or about LLTW. Being a part of such a world-wide ‘art gallery’ is super exciting.

‘to remind us’—reminding me where I’m from and where I’m going. Moving to a new country, learning a new language, and being quite alone in the beginning wasn’t easy, so it’s kind of a reminder to just keep on going. Just keep fighting. But never forget where I come from. Now I have a great group of friends, getting my BA in childcare, working full-time doing what I love.”

We are hoping to meet Rie face-to-face on the playa in less than a month. That would make her Love Letter story come almost a full circle. We like circles.

Rie Nørgaard’s “to remind us” (photograph courtesy of Rie Nørgaard)

Rie Nørgaard’s “to remind us” (photograph courtesy of Rie Nørgaard)