The sound of one hand clapping is a very disturbing thought, because what is this hand clapping against? A cheek or bum either way the sound of this hand should be feared and at most never be heard. Often this action occurs for a reason or as punishment for an action performed. The sound sends a devasting chill down the spine and often this sound is kept a secret.
There was a women who thought she married the perfect man, it turns out he was abusive. She often wondered why and how this could be the guy that she married, where did she go wrong. He use to come home and act all pleasant, but if she did a small thing out of turn you would hear the sound of one hand clapping. She feared the sound and he enjoyed the power that it gave however brief. It was like he had multiple personalities. She knew she didn't deserve this and wondered what she could do to save herself from this marriage and get rid of him. So she came up with the scheme of putting sedatives in his supper so he would be sedated and she could make her grand escape. So she packed her bags ready to leave but, there was one probably he already had supper with the work colleagues and didn't want to eat again. He asked her where she thinks she's going and then smacked her. She broke a vase on the table while she fell to the floor. The vase shattered into pieces, she picked up a piece of broken glass and stabbed him in the neck, her rage controlled her hands and she uttered probably the last words her husband would ever hear again, 'this is the sound of one hand clapping.'