The Pygmies see illness as a death in and of itself; when someone is rather sick, they are dying. When they are deathly ill, they are completely dead. After they stop breathing, they are dead forever. Then, after a period of celebration to cheer up the forest, they move on with their lives.
The funeral of Cephu's daughter is a burial done by traditions of the villagers. The villagers, however, lack patience with the whole affair; to them, Cephu's daughter is dead, and they should move on.
Where wailing had been done for Cephu's daughter as it was an obligatory action for the women, with Balekemito the grief was sincere; their loss of Balekemito was complete, and irreversible. It spurs the people to go back to the forest, as the people would not be so sad if they were back in the forest.