Out of the Matrix
Just as Markovas was wrapping up his little educational video about writing proper characters and plots, a person identifying themselves as the landlord stormed in and demanded rent.
No matter how you look at the rock, no matter how hard you try to rationalize its existence, you will always have the nagging question if this is real and if all it would take is a splash of water across the face to crack the illusion.
If you walk a certain trail up the mountain, you might find yourself face to face with salvation itself. Would you take it, or will you be chased down the slopes in the futility of acceptance?