Everything around us has it’s own history, all the way down to the molecular level. That sign you passed on the road a few miles back has a story.
From the person who designed the font, the person who invented the reflective vinyl, the team that researched the perfect height to place it at and size to display it at, to the group of people who petitioned for it to be placed there.
The tree that wood is from has a story, each one of those people who worked on the different things that made that sign what it is has their own unique story.
We rush through a world of history and wonderment because we simply accept our surroundings to be a simple reality (shadows on Plato’s cave), when in fact the world around us in an intricate multilayered web of connected histories.