I'm looking for a specific commercial that I don't think is posted anywhere public (tho–now that I think of it–I'm sure it's cataloged somewhere ... an old TV-station's library, maybe the original restaurateur's video-collection at home, etc.), but the closest things I can find (without having to do all that 'asking & waiting for an answer'-stuff) are collections of Classic Commercials from decades past ... or a few other Collections.
I'll continue my search soon (unless one of you comments or contacts me & gets the video to me sooner), but that does shed some light on 'how things disappear into broader-&-broader categories if we don't catalog their individual qualities.'
You've heard the phrase "couldn't see the forest for the trees" (describing how people sometimes get so focused-on-the-details that they forget that those details only make a small difference in 'the grand scheme of things'). Well, what about when you want to remember 'a specific tree' (maybe 'one that you carved you-&-your-lover's initials into'), but your rear-view telescope can't see it with 'the rest of the forest' in the way?
(Do I sense another time-travel drama coming up?)
The true sense of the word "Tree" is "to be Firm, Solid, Steadfast" ... "Secure in Position, Steady, firm in Place" (Stead + Fast) ... "to Stand, make or be Firm" ... "Hold, Support" (Custom, Law, Seat, Strong, Hard, Steel) ... "Up from Under + to Lead, Pass over" ... "to Go Forth" ... "Release, Let go" from a proto-word that means "to be Slack, Languid"
The true sense of the word "Forest" is "Outside" (Foreign, Beyond the Park) ... Out + Side ... "up, Away" ... "Onward from this/that Place" (A-, Way) ... a proto-word at the root of "on, upon, In"
'Lost like a grave in a graveyard' might be a better way to put it—an amazing person does amazing things during their life (feats of great strength, operations of ingenious intellect, golden vaults of fabulous fortune), but it all gets crumpled-&-tossed in with all the other 'tossed crumplings.'
It also reminds me of 'grains of sand in a brick'—true, the brick would be nothing without the weight-&-luster of each individual little grain; but it's not often that one little grain of sand is remembered without the whole brick!