Do you? Do you really pay attention? What passes for paying attention in some people's minds amounts to little more than a superficial awareness of the moment's events, taken entirely out of context. Yet, at the risk of insulting anyone's intelligence by stating the blindingly obvious, everything exists within a context. Paying attention requires the effort one must put forth to observe the interaction between an object and its surroundings, simultaneously. It is no mean feat, yet something I believe all people are capable of. The trick is to grasp something tightly enough to allow for thorough study, yet loosely enough to prevent it from becoming an obsession. So I ask you, how good are you at paying attention?