One time, I got to meet Edgar Cahn, the Time Bank founder speak at the Echo Park Film Center. I was so excited after he spoke, I hugged him. (He’s not a hugger.) The excitement was in hearing him talk about the power of connecting in a personal, neighborly way; through our humanity. He was authentic and inspirational, and he was clarifying everything I believed in.
This huge and amazing city has often overwhelmed me. I’m not the best time banker in the world. I forget to add exchanges, I forget to follow through and sometimes I forget what an amazing resource it is in my life. Knowing it’s there however, gives me peace, in the most glorious, Los Angeles is wonderful, kind of way.
I know there are countless folks in and around my neighborhood who will help me, no matter my errant documentation, as they have helped me in the past. We all believe in the kindness of community. It's a beautiful blessing.
-Jennie Cooks Member since 2008