I’m meeting up with other PARC alums on Friday. One of them is my former officemate. She was a big fan of Dispatch and used to listen to their music at work. Soon enough, I learned the lyrics to songs like “The General” and turned into a fan. Among their songs, “Elias” is one of my favorites. The song is about a father whose hard work allows his sons to have a better life than he did. Part of the lyrics are in a language I didn’t recognize. Luckily, Google did, and I frequently exchanged the translated greeting with my officemate after looking it up. What was the greeting?
Person A: Are you strong?
Person B: I am strong if you are strong.
Person A: I am strong.
Here’s to the people who make me strong.