Kudos to Erika Kristakis who has articulated my thoughts so very much better than I could myself. Silly as it no doubt sounds, having an animal to identify with makes me feel much happier.
Since we’re in the Pacific North West, perhaps orcas or belugas have similar behaviour to dolphins? Here’s a link to the Beluga Cam at the Vancouver Aquarium, although the Sea Otter Cam is generally livelier and more entertaining.
I’ve placed a hold on Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother at the library, but I’m 25th in line!
Much of my recognition that one size fits none is a result of my own upbringing and family situation. It’s long and complicated so will be a post for another day.