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Just the other day I was having lunch with a friend and she said, “You know that theme song from that old T.V show Cheers, ‘where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came’? That’s what I think of when I read your blog, because your blog is about strangers, old friends, and community.” “Thanks,” I said. “What a cool way of looking at my blog, through the lens of a theme song.” When I went home that afternoon, I played that song from Cheers again and again. Certain phrases stood out: “troubles are all the same.” And “your third fiancé didn’t show.” But I found myself singing “where everybody knows your name.” It’s very catchy. I think that’s because it speaks to all of us. After all, when you meet someone, the first thing that you learn is his or her name. And once that’s happened, that person is no longer a stranger to you. Names mean a lot—we all know how important it is to remember someone’s name. And to have someone remember ours. Hope you like the Cheers theme song as much as I do! I’d love to hear your thoughts on what the song means to you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMNVNRybluQ