Sitting across from a strip of dull commercial buildings, there’s a small field next to greenlight where the only color besides green is brought on by a lonely pair of sunflowers. As I pass by every morning, I wonder if those flowers ever feel out of place.
Belonging is a peculiar word. Definition: “be the property of; be a member or part of; be rightly placed in a specified position.”
To most, the idea is to conform – fitting in with the rest of your surrounding. I like to think that “to belong” is to know why you are where you are – to exist with purpose.
Seemingly out of place in a cluster of industrial buildings, there is an ad agency on Memphis Street. Somewhere between Stemmons Freeway and the Trinity River, greenlight has found its home – a flower in a dry field. It doesn’t conform, nor does it fit. It belongs.
I wholeheartedly believe that greenlight will shape this area. Maybe in a few years, life will bring me back to this part of Dallas. By then, I hope to see Memphis Street filled with life, character, passion, art and vision.
For now, it’s pretty dull.
Still, I know I’m exactly where I want to belong:
4827 Memphis Street, Dallas, TX 75207.