In our lives, there are a million beautiful instances that pass in a glimpse. Some of these beauties we anticipate, some we catch in the present, and some are only registered in retrospect. I observed so many moments like these in my two months traveling around Asia this summer. I was lucky to capture one of these moments in an (albeit scattered) , group of photographs. While visiting a sightseeing location in Taiwan on an incredibly hot day, out of nowhere it began to rain; a drizzle turned quickly into a down pouring. I love when it rains in the summer. It might sound weird- it’s not one of those things that I would list if you asked me what I enjoyed. Whenever it happens however, my brain scatters and drops everything, and my concentration pulls to the occurrence around me.
It frequently rains during East Asian summers, due to the high humidity. Those moments of warm and enveloping rain become one of my treasured souvenirs. When the first droplet briefly interrupts the heat, I am anticipating the sudden ducking for shelter that will follow as more and more fall. When it rains in warm weather, I suddenly experience the calm of returning home. Amongst the uncountable amount of beautiful instances that have passed in my life, these memories of a friendly rain I always manage to catch.
enjoy the moment, enjoy the day