Copyright Dorothy Morrison and permission to use under request
I found this story at The Wild Hunt yesterday linking to a post at The Art of Conjure blog entitled Wicked Witch Extraordinaire Dorothy Morrison Delivers Evidence of a Pink Marie Laveaux Tomb. And not just pink, but Pepito-Bismol pink. Vandalism or Devotion? There are a lot of links at TWH and Art of Conjure blogs. I think it is just some crazy person who got it into his/her head to do this some drunk drug crazed night. But as you can see from the picture above there are already X marks on it for prayers to the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
Here’s me at the originally white washed Marie Laveaux Tomb circa 1990s. There were pieces of red brick laying in front of it to make one’s wish mark, plus offerings of candles and flowers etc. We went with the Park Ranger as it was very dangerous with shady types skulking around the tombs ready to jump and rob you. I also found a piece of what looked like the end of a human finger or foot bone at the base of the walls in which people were interred and then when they had decomposed to bone those were pulled out to put the next body in. It was hot as hell down there, and i think that was in early October. The shops downtown had the most amazing real bone artifacts and other Vodoun paraphernalia. In one of the open outside markets is where I found my wood carved statue of Babaluaye which i bought and carried on the plane under the seat in front of me which was occupied by a Catholic priest, lol. Bet he had some wild dreams that night, lol. From there I got into Vodoun a little as other Lwa followed Baba home with me.
Photo copyright GLHoke 2013
but taken in the 1990s decades ago.