The monks walked silently in the temple’s courtyard—barely noticeable the scuffling sound of their shoes. Unexpectedly, a loud boom erupted. A frightened gasp escaped from the mouth of each of them. Everyone was filled with possible stories to explain what had occurred. Together, they took a step in the direction of the noise. Looking up, they saw the sky was clear; birds fluttered around unperturbed. The side door slowly creaked open, and a ghost emerged unexpectedly. You could feel the fear spring up in the monks; their demeanor shrank in its weaving presence.
“Oh, hello! What made that loud noise?”