in & out of gathering mayhem, calling a tea tree plantation our playground for the 6 days & nights, lots of mud & some music acts to last a lifetime, lhp is at the east coast blues & roots fest in byron bay, australia. we are here to check out the world’s 3rd largest festival’s environmental approach, with a little cherry on top in the form of acts such as b.b. king, grace jones & bob dylan – not too shabby. yet, what we have found away from the crowds, away from the loudspeakers & away from self concern, is inspiration in the form of a yard sale.
last week, a fire in an apartment building in paris took the lives of 5 university students one of which was byron bay’s louise brown.
lousie ventured to paris to study international law & international relations, on her way to making the world a better place, as many of us so wish we had the humility & strength to pursue.
‘it seems as if she was an exemplarily product of this place,’ referring to what it is that makes byron…byron, environmental activist, recently retired greens politician & byron bay local: ian cohen, reflects on the general response her home town has been voicing in their mourning.
‘louise didn’t have time to speak poorly about people, she would just laugh & walk away. she was truly the most beautiful person.’ dear friend, carly pascoe, remembers louise’s inspirational approach to…life.
friends gathered this weekend to host a collaborative yard sale in the efforts to fundraise to keep louise’s dream alive. the goal is in the direction of establishing a foundation that will support young individuals to pursue education & dreams as louise had, simply – to make a difference. it is clear louise surrounded herself with beautiful souls.
in byron? have a hop, skip & a jump over to 16 marvel st to pick yourself up something snazzy to wear to the festival! elsewhere in aus? you can make a donation to a dedicated account byron bay’s common ground has set up.
if you’re floating around the world, be inspired to be inspiring. take a moment & think about the time you have to speak poorly about someone, how your every action might be a positive influence & appreciate the beautiful souls you surround yourself with.
we proudly support this passionate group in their mission to see this young woman’s vision realized & look forward to sharing future happenings from louise’s legacy.