|statues in Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery, Montreal|
Sacred ground could be understood as a place of respect and tranquility where a person could go who wishes to relax or contemplate the mysteries of existence, mortality, the human condition. Such a place is especially useful for someone who experienced death of family member or loved one. Death has a way of poking holes in the psyche. It involves heartache and sorrow. Lohbado often went to the cemetery to quiet his mind and reflect on the experience of being alive.