Let there be Light

Light is quite amazing.

Even though we often take for granted it can make all the difference.

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on a run alongside Hudson river park

Without it, we are often powerless.

 We lose our way.

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power outage post sandy

It also inspires us and leaves us in awe.

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Providence, Rhode Island Sunset

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World Financial Center December 2011.

We use light to guide us and assure us things will be ok. It keep us going in the right direction.

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It gives us hope and something to look forward to.

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It creates drama

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The Getty Center, LA, Summer 2012

It is an art form and medium in itself.

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Art in the Parks, Madison Square Park- GO visit! (right near shake shack)

 It sets a mood

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CRISPO, NYC interior

Light helps us celebrate

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Eloise Holiday Tree, The Plaza, December 2011

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Gatsby Themed Holiday Tree, The Plaza, 2012

and enhances unforgettable memories.

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swedish house mafia, MSG

It brightens up people’s days.

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“Liter of Light, takes plastic bottles that would have otherwise been thrown away and converts them into light bulbs that channel free solar energy into homes that previously sat in darkness during day.”- earth911.com CLICK for amazing video.

And often symbolizes beacons of hope and normalcy.

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photo from google, click for LED light show video from 11/27

But most importantly, Light is a statement with a message to help us remember and commemorate.

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World Trade Center clothed in Red, White and Blue. View from a run along Hudson River.

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Rainbow after Hurricane Sandy. click image for photo cred

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Laser Rainbow Memorial to Hurricane Sandy Victims, 11/28, the Standard Hotel

“I hope that seeings this beacon in the night sky will provide people with a sense of peace and security in this time of crisis, and that it will unify us with its presence, so we remember that we are all in this together”- Yvette Mattern, responsible for installation

*All photos are mine/taken by me unless otherwise noted*

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
Aristotle Onassis

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