There's an interesting thing that sometimes happens to me when I learn a new word. Somehow, the cosmos align and I am in the midst of a confluence of usages of that word. I hear it spoken and read it in print. This happened with the word "amalgam" a while back.
This also happens with composers for me. Most recently with Felix Borowski.
What I think of as a phenomenon is simply my perception coloring otherwise unremarkable events.
For instance, sometimes the local news anchor on the public radio station will trip up over some words, and then the national news anchor, hundreds of miles away, will make a similar mistake. It's seems to me like there's something in the air. But for a listener in Peoria (of the "how will it play in Peoria" fame) nothing seems remarkable about the national anchor's blunder.
I really want a name for this phenomenon. Suggestions?
Lately this confluence phenomenon has been happening with a geographic location: Alaska. It's just popping up all over the place for me. I'm interpreting this as a sign.
Are there organ jobs in Alaska? Good ones? Maybe I should move there.
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