Why The Lights?
The Lights is the pathway to an illumined future.
A symbol for artists to focus on, while ﬁnding their way through a dark, chaotic world.
A ﬁlm director ﬁnds The Lights (the symbol) and leaves the audience with tears running down their faces. With hearts burst wide open. A gift of will to take on another day.
A young man, returning to center, opens up his heart for the ﬁrst time since childhood. He realizes, he must take good care of himself in order to keep this heart open. He ﬁnds The Lights (the symbol, the will, the courage). But ﬁnds himself in a world feeding him purely chaos. When darkness is all we can see, we must be The Lights, simply to prove that The Lights can exist.
Now, we shift our perspective to food and we ﬁnd The Lights is that same guiding spirit that shares with us its will to survive and its hope for the future.
From the great diversity of our ingredients to the vibrance of our delivery, The Lights, has prepared itself to bring life back to the micro biomes of the people in our community. A pantry of such densely nutritious food so rare, that The Lights is a restaurant and a symbol.
We step away, and The Lights can be found in the nights sky staring back at you. Or at dusk as you sit still, and ﬁreﬂies begin glowing about you.
These are The Lights.
Those random illuminated particles are “just stars” or “just ﬁreﬂies” in as much as The Lights is “just a restaurant”. But for me, it’s very important that we look more deeply into ourselves and realize that if we were “just a restaurant” there’s really no reason for us to exist in this space. Of those pantries, there are more than plenty.
How can we be more that that?
How can The Lights become an ode to spirit, to will, to open hearts? This is a question we will continue to ask ourselves. It is our great project to ﬁgure this out. A constant discovery of self.