Hope in New Orleans
God have mercy on the man who doubts what he’s sure of. — Bruce Springsteen, Brilliant Disguise
Her name was Hope and that was just what I needed her to be.
As I drew back the faded chintz curtain to the back room of Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo, I expected to see a crystal ball, a black cat, and Hope sitting on a throne, donning a dark…