THE GHOSTS OF CATAHOULA get laid out in the Madonna Hall, but it’s not a true death, because as soon as they’re buried in Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery, they sprout from a whirlpool at the lake’s deepest point and live life all over again.
They never really die, because they’re always being reborn. And the ghosts are always dancing. Somehow they remain. Maybe it’s the sacred energy of the lake that sustains them. Maybe it’s the pictures they crawl into and haunt.