It rained on our last day in the Maldives last year. Although that dampened (pun!) some plans, the mix of crashing waves and rain drops on the water was soothing. I sat under a canopy and passed the time with a camera.
After a few minutes, I stowed the camera and slipped into a sort of meditation. A beautiful view with a strangely rhythmic soundscape, the moment was almost surreal. Not exactly the image of an idyllic sunny paradise, but the charm was apparent. And soon enough, the moment passed and a boat ride ensued to the airport island for our departure.
Funny, though, that I remember more clearly this moment than some others from that trip. Perhaps because it was a moment that caused me to pause, breath deeply, and be fully in the moment. A good reminder to harness the power of that meditative ability in less enchanting locations.