Veil of Roses
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one of the most moving passages for me was a moment when one of the other students in her ESL class asked her:
"What is I-Ran like? Is it as bad as the news says it is?" He pronounces my countryI-Ran, as in I Ran to the Corner to Buy some Milk. It sounds harsh and ugly to hear it this way. Eee-Rahn, that is how Persians say it. But I do not correct his mistake.
"It is..." I do not know how to describe it for them so they will understand. It is crazy drivers. It is open-air markets all over the city selling spices and onions and fish with their heads still on. It is linking arms with your girlfriends and whispering about the good-looking boy you have passed. It is saffron and tea and naps in the haet of the afternoon. It is escaping sometimes to the mountains or the Caspian Sea where the air is moist and not so repressive.
It is, I want to say, all that I know.
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Taking to Meetup at Kudu Coffee on Valentine's Day.
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I liked to read about her culture ,customs and her point of view.