(cedar that i meet on my walk)
Never in your grief be afraid to laugh or smile.
~ Patti Smith ~
My sister and I got the giggles at my grandmother's funeral. We get the giggles a lot so it is not really a surprise that happened.
At my dad's service we didn't giggle. However, people did smile and talk and have a good time. And at the graveside service we had a few laughs as we told stories and shared our memories of him.
We celebrated his life. We did a lot of our grieving over the years of his decline. We are sad now, yet in a very different place for having watched him in pain. He is free of all of that. We are, too.
It was a celebration and it was good. It is good to laugh at celebrations...even in grief.