In observance of our monthly group manifestation, on Saturday, July 5th, Point Nun Sister Eunice X was joined at the Convent for communal facing by Sisters KrisTall Mighty, Frieda B. Fabulous, and Sandra Musique, Novice Sisters Tori d’Affair and Lida Christ, Aspirant Rebecca, Altered Boy Darious, Guest Visitor M. Brace Diversity, and Saint Megga Pixel.
Around and remarkably on-schedule, our merry clutch of Nuns made their way up the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, through the Public Gardens and Boston Common, and passed Government Center to Fanueil Hall, all the while greeting curious onlookers and posing for the occasional photo opportunity.
Once at Fanueil Hall, we tried planting ourselves in a few choice spots, here and there, but there was no spontaneous generation of excitement for photographs that we had a the Pride Festival a few weeks earlier. And there was only little engagement at all from the crowd, which included a few questions about whether we were mocking Catholics (this is popping up more often lately). And sadly we took very few donations.
We decided to mobilize and made a brief but very sweetly welcomed visit to The Alley Bar en route through Downtown Crossing toClub Cafe, where we had a late lunch before retiring back to The Convent, all in all only $206 dollars richer, for our Community Grants Fund.
I believe the day was still successful for pulling a group of nuns together and raising a few eyebrows, but this was just one of those days when the people we encounters generally tended to focus their eyes intentionally elsewhere. I am not certain why or whether by clothing choice, number of Sisters in white face, manner of approach, or otherwise we could just not spark much positive interest.
Ironically, on our return to The Convent we had more people stop us for photos and conversation than most of the rest of the day put together, so was the magic hour.
And there was much rejoicing. Well, sort of.
Much love and respect,
Sr. Eunice X