Unique and distinct
When I look in the mirror I see that the one on the farside of the glass is unique and distinct from everything else; whereas the one on the near side of the glass is nothing special and distinct from nothing. In fact, it is because this one has no personal marks—is quite plain and simple, without name, address, birthday, character, history—that it is perfectly receptive to the personal marks of others. The function of this one is just to be, without being anything in particular, to be totally commonplace. The irony is that because this commonplace one is one with all, he is the All and unique; whereas that one who separates himself from everybody is one of millions and lacking all distinction. The only way not to be lost in the crowd is to be the crowd.
From The Face Game by Douglas Harding, page 135.