I’m bringing it back to the old school with this one. Cheers is a TV series that started in 1982 and ran for 11 seasons. I grew up watching episodes with my parents. It depicts life at a local bar in Boston, what becomes a community center for some of the frequent patroners.
The main part of the theme song goes like this:
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
There’s a reason this is so powerful: community.
Everyone is seriously looking for a place where everyone knows your name. A place where people are glad that you’re there. Not just a place where you get used and abused, but a place where you feel loved and accepted. For the people in the TV show it was a bar. My hope and prayer is that Aroma is a place like that.