Molly Minstrels: The Spirit of Self

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The Spirit of Self was on display this past weekend at Durham’s 9th annual Beaver Queen Pageant. Molly’s Minstrels came out to play with a purpose. The Minstrels know that the true spirit of self is found in a willingness to explore the edges, to dig freely at the boundaries, to live and let live.

Grandma Molly herself was always willing to be her own person, a step outside of the box non-conformist.

She would have loved this kind of community gathering. A space where people felt free to come in all their bright, beautiful colors to strut their stuff for a great cause. Molly’s Minstrels danced and played with as many new friends as they could. Check out some of the wonderful pictures of the Minstrels and the Beaver Pageant attendees Bonnie snapped below.

More than $10,000 was raised at the event for the Ellerbee Creek Watershed Association and to protect local beavers.

It is wonderful to live in a community that loves itself so deeply, a community where we are all free to embrace our individual Spirits of Self as we come together for causes bigger than ourselves.

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“A poor original is better than a good imitation.”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

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Is there a part of yourself that you are keeping hidden away? A part that should be let out to play? To roam freely? What can you do to let yourself be an original and color outside the lines?

Who’s life are you living? Yours.

Make sure to stay true to that course.

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from the 9th annual Beaver Queen Pageant

from the 9th annual Beaver Queen Pageant

 

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from the 9th annual Beaver Queen Pageant

from the 9th annual Beaver Queen Pageant

from the 9th annual Beaver Queen Pageant

from the 9th annual Beaver Queen Pageant

There's Bonnie! Finally in front of the camera at the 9th annual Beaver Queen Pageant

There’s Bonnie! Finally in front of the camera at the 9th annual Beaver Queen Pageant

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Molly’s Minstrels is enthusiastically sponsored by Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare.

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Bonnie Cohen
Writer and curator of Molly’s Minstrels, asks you to ask yourself… “What would be possible if you folded up a fear and put it away?”

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