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February 4, 2023

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Photo Daniel Cordero of CASJ Photography
Photo Daniel Cordero of CASJ Photography

In this photo by Daniel Cordero of CASJ Photography, commissioned by Byron Shire Council, artist Jacquelina Wills walks the Byron Bay labyrinth in Denning Park at the beachfront with visitors and locals at the Closing Ceremony, December 3.

Though the Byron Bay temporary labyrinth had a closing ceremony, it has been so enthusiastically embraced by locals and visitors alike that Council has allowed it to remain.

girl-hugs-tree-labyrinthHundreds of people have walked the labyrinth and hugged the tree at the centre. Indeed, though most of the celebrations for the Soul Street New Years celebrations will happen along Jonson Street, the labyrinth will be listed as one of the activities the community can engage with to see the New Year in.

An ancient form of walking meditation, the labyrinth is the perfect way to let go of the old as you walk to the centre, and then open yourself to the new at the heart of the labyrinth. Give the tree in the middle a big long hug and it will hug you back.

See more about the labyrinth on storyteller Jenni Cargill-Strong’s website at storytree.com.au.


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