You walk through your day, seeped in routine - your job, maybe just getting up and out of the house. You buy a cup of coffee at the same stand each day. The routine from brushing your teeth in the morning through until you return home at night, staring at the freezer and wondering what to make for dinner tonight.
Faces slide by like so much noise, peices of conversations touch your ears and fade away like dust in a breeze.
So Goes day by day. You brush off what happens around you like lint from your jacket so it does not clutter or distract you from the routine. The routine is so comfortable, you hardly realize it.
Every now and then, look up. Take in what is around you. Every now and again, truely participate in the world.