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Funny how that happens

A few days ago, I googled the five stages of grief because I forgot which exactly they were. I read a few paragraphs about each stage to familiarize myself with it because I wanted to include it in a story.

Today, at the library, I checked out a book by Maya Angelou and randomly selected another book from the same publisher and similar theme. It was The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (interesting read so far, if somewhat wacky and self-important... but that may be just how confident people talk about themselves...).

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is, among other things, known for the Kübler-Ross Model, aka the Five Stages of Grief. Which I only just found out after googling her in my reading break.


It's almost like The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon, which is when you learn something new (like an obscure phrase, word or fact), and then hear it again shortly after, in a completely unrelated circumstance.