Random encounter with a live band in the street. [additional note on 11/23/2018: I was in town for a professional conference (the Clay Mineral Society’s Annual Meeting), and on my way back to the Hotel, this music scene simply captured my heart and attention. Years later, one of my closest friends in Austin, TX turned out to be a charming lady originally born and raised in New Orleans, and in the CD compartment of my car was Louis Armstrong and his “do you know what it means, to miss New Orleans…”. It’s all been another while now, but I almost feel certain that I will visit New Orleans sometime, again. Cheers to life! – Amanda Zhu]

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