The Pacific Northwest orca who pushed her dead baby around for more than two weeks has finally let go and allowed the body to sink into the sea. The orca is feeding and frolicking with her pod, her intense mourning apparently over.
This story touched many of us at a deep level, because loss is a universal experience as a part of this life that we all share. I’m glad the orca did what she needed, kept her dead baby close as long as she had to. And, I’m glad she’s let the baby go and is moving on with her pod.