A Room Full of Love
James Lorr, aka "Jimmy Jabs," completed his POCA Passport retroactively. Elizabeth Ropp had a great chat over the phone with him about one of his favorite memories in traveling the POCAverse. He had a hard time narrowing it down to just one, but he did and painted a visual picture of an experience:
Clinics visited: Tucson Community Acupuncture, East Nashville Community Acupuncture, Manchester Acupuncture Studio, Sarana Community Acupuncture (Albany, CA) , Lincoln Square Acupuncture (Chicago), Springs Community Acupuncture (Colorado Springs), and Working Class Acupuncture in Portland, Oregon.
Jimmy's favorite memory was from a visit to Tucson Community Acupuncture just at the beginning of POCAfest Tucson in the Spring of 2014.
"I got to the airport and ran into Hannah Beachy from Spring Community Acupuncture in Colorado. From the downtown hotel, we walked all the way to Tucson Community Acupuncture, which was further that we thought it would be on a hot day in the desert.
When we arrived at the clinic, it seemed like everyone we knew was there. My front desk receptionist had already arrived and was talking shop with the receptionist at Tucson. The atmosphere was so dream like. Acu-punks from all over were mixing in with the regular patients from the TCA community. Ultimately, the receptionist waved us all into the treatment room not being worried about checking us in or collecting payment. It didn't feel rushed; it felt joyful. The entire experience was seemless and personal. I was blissfully watching the room as I settled in. All of my friends also walked in and grabbed a chair. I was absorbed with watching and taking in how Keith and Larry run their clinic. Everything about being in the clinic felt similar to so many other well run clinics that I have been to, yet it embodied the personalities of Larry and Keith. A nice regular POCA clinic room full of love."