Mountain Resolution

I resolve to be like the snow leopard and refuse extinction even as my remote subalpine mountain habitat in Central and Southeast Asia undergoes extraordinary climate changes. I will always be a Panthera, if only a phantom force, a scent mark permanently perfumed onto the thin air currents passing over our snow-covered Tibet, Himal, and Altai mountains. However, if you care to protect our solitary kind from further vanishing, I promise to share my wisdom-my thick tail (tale) with you…and you will learn to survive the sub-zero winter storms in the dark nights of your soul.