Clues Everywhere

“I guess the neat thing about all of these tales is, you think when you’re gonna tell a story from the past that the sensible place to go is to go to the library, you go to a fossil, you go to a ruin. But truth is you can go anywhere. The blood coursing through your veins tells you, I have a story for you. Same with a little bit of garbage that sits next to an ancient shoe. You pluck a sheet of paper and Jesus is talking to you – literally. There are clues about the past everywhere. And if there’s a knock on your door and you decide to open it and take a look, who knows what you will find? Who knows where you will go?”  

~ Robert Krulwich, from "Detective Stories," Radiolab, Sep. 10, 2007