ula on ferry after myanmar

THE CANVAS by Ula Grace

As I look down from above, I see a vast canvas waiting to be inscribed upon with memories and experiences. I see a scene of everlasting beauty, created out of the continuing story of the amazing people who make up the Cuba we know today. I see a masterpiece created by waves of blue that fade into the green that is Cuba. I see where the unblemished blue dissolves into the clear aquamarine that accompanies the shallow water near the shoreline. Where the navy seeps into the translucent blue of the shoals, I see a spray of deep azure that at first glance mars the surface of that perfect transition. As I continue to gaze, I see deeper, I see how the azure completes that chapter in the story of life…

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This is the first dispatch from our Foreign Corespondent, Ula Grace, as she explores Cuba with her parents. A world… seen through the eyes of an almost 13 year old student at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor… that most will never visit. To see the start of this journey, click here… ULA GRACE… Foreign Corespondent … and stay tuned for her next post.

Ula is a world traveler, visiting many countries since a babe in arms. To help establish her credentials, here is their Christmas card from last year…

Ula's Christmas Card... Burma

10 responses

  1. Such an Incredible experience……She will have so many tales to tell.

  2. It’s wonderful to read how your book will look when it’s published. Ula’s presence will be appreciated with her photos and journal or diary she’d be keeping. Thanks Ted I’m ready to read your book, when will it be published?

  3. Travel is the root of good writing inspirations. Well done Ula.

  4. If I were going to grade you I would have to give u an A+. excellent work, now between this assignment and the next may I suggest you give your grandpa a few lessons. All kidding aside well done and so mature for your age, I look forward to your next chapter.

  5. Dear Ula, This piece of writing is so inspiring! It reveals your beautiful philosopher’s heart as well as your remarkable ability to bring the reader right there with you – every step of the way. Love You, Mar Mar

  6. Dear Ted and Ula,

    I see a talented, budding writer. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this.



  7. Dear Ula,

    We are so proud of you!! It’s amazing to see our graduate doing so well and writing such beautiful reflections. We hope you have a wonderful trip, and we’re sending you hugs from Friday Harbor!

    Mrs. D and Mrs. K

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