"Each time I return to Tehran, I wait until the last possible moment, when my plane lands on the tarmac, to don the scarf and long jacket that many Iranian women wear in lieu of a veil"
I like this passage because it shows how Asayesh is torn between two different cultural lifestyle. She values and respects her culture but she also enjoys the luxury and freedoms she has in America. She talks about how her sister comments on how she wears her makeshift scarf. She wants to feel "hot" at least according to what we Americans would consider to be hot. However, her sister believe that they are "hot" because she is a little more excepting of the things her culture wears. Yet, she describes what the hijab means in Iran. "The veil masks erotic freedom, but its advocates believe hijab transcend the erotic-or expands it." I think this best describes the conflict that Asayesh has between American and Iranian traditions and believes. I believe that this story helps the audience understand the cultural conflicts people have when they come to American or to another country and to show that it's not easy to transition from one place to another.