Mountain Resolution

I resolve to be like the male elk (Alces, alces; wapiti), who may prance around with his 40 lbs. antlers in late spring and lock points in duels with other male rivals during the rut; he still bugles his heart out to attract his prized mate, may even lose up to 25 lbs. protecting his harem instead of browsing or grazing; and ultimately sheds his rack of riches every year- gifting smaller grassland animals a sustaining source of calcium. Any question why many cultures revere the elk as a powerful spiritual force?