What do you see in the moon? Japanese folklore tells of a man seemingly in need who asked a fox, monkey and rabbit for their help in finding food to nourish him. The monkey provided fruit while the fox caught him fish. Humbled by only being able to give him grass, the rabbit leapt into a fire to offer itself as a sacrifice. The kindness of the rabbit was rewarded by the man with eternal life and a place to forever call home on the face of the moon. As you exit this earth, do not forget its wonders. Fossils of the distinctive fan-shaped ginkgo leaf date back to the age of dinosaurs with a tree able to live up to 3,000 years. A fire-retardant sap believed to be secreted by these “living fossils” may explain how so many of them lived through the raging fire of the 1923 Tokyo earthquake which saw a temple surrounded by ginkgo trees survive.