Altar with wishes written on pieces of paper wrapped with money at the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, Dumaine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 2019. This museum is privately operated and has three small rooms featuring quite a number of altars with offerings, along with the history of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and explanations of various aspects of Voodoo. Not far from the museum, there is a shop called Marie Laveau’s on Bourbon Street (which is as rowdy as its reputation in the business district closer to Canal Street). We stopped in to Marie Laveau’s, where there was an altar to her. I purchased a pack of tarot cards there, which seems an appropriate souvenir of New Orleans. This altar (the one pictured above) is perhaps the most inspirational thing I saw on my trip in terms of leading me to new ideas. I can’t stop thinking about it.