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these abundant skies

Beauty begets beauty because when we see it we must share it. Tim Keller
By God's grace, I have seen some amazing, unforgettable places in my lifetime. I have traveled to cities and countries I only read about in books. Eaten food  at places with Michelin stars and Zagat approvals. Drank coffee al fresco in cafes next door to famed sights like the Louvre and the Capitol Building and in Pike Market one chilly July morning. By the grace of God I  have explored the worlds of Picasso, Monet and the Impressionists, Warhol, Van Gogh and Michelangelo and loved every minute gazing and marveling at their amazing works. I have swam with whale sharks, walked on ancient bridges and historic streets and climbed mountains with amazing views of what lies below and I have been introduced to places I have not even heard of until my feet stepped on it.

But Batanes has left me breathless.

What it has is stunning natural beauty that takes one's breath away. What it has is simplicity, an authenticity…