I know it happens to everyone: one day you come across a word you've never heard before. You find out what it means and soon enough, it crops up in the most unexpected places - advertising hoardings twenty feet high, gossip columns, on the back of cereal boxes (ok. I'm exaggerating. Unless the word you just learnt was some unpronouncable chemical).
Or maybe it's a name. Someone you'd never heard of, and suddenly they're being celebrated and feted and their name is (but oddly enough, not their photographs) everywhere.
You remember Joesph Cornell from this post? A day later, I get a mail pointing me to this article (do watch the slideshow). The same exhibition is mentioned in Ron Silliman's blog, which Vivek also draws my attention to. Then he sends me a link to an old article he'd written (read the last paragraph).