Teija

RIIKKA TEIJA ELLU LAURA

This is a special group. We four girls have been friends since year one and two, in my and Riikka's case since beginning of elementary school. And that is close to fifty years ago! 

We always make a point of meeting when I am in Finland, and this time we met at Riikka's childhood home in Vapaaniemi. I love the building, and it is just so great to be able to go somewhere in Finland that is 'just like it was'.

 

Here we are. Two of us have adult children and two of us have kids under ten. We are all professional, happy and healthy. 

Here we are. Two of us have adult children and two of us have kids under ten. We are all professional, happy and healthy. 

Riikka in her Mom's atelier. The sculptures are so lovely. These days the space is also used by Tuomas, Riikka's brother - the canvases are his.

Riikka in her Mom's atelier. The sculptures are so lovely. These days the space is also used by Tuomas, Riikka's brother - the canvases are his.

I was so touched to see a photo of my family in Marjatta's office (in front of the green bottle).

I was so touched to see a photo of my family in Marjatta's office (in front of the green bottle).

Timeless portrait of Marjatta. She has now been in a care home since last December. 

Timeless portrait of Marjatta. She has now been in a care home since last December. 

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Thank you for a beautiful evening! 

Thank you for a beautiful evening!