: Blue Bird Escape — the teen who just a week ago returned to America from a visit to her native Iran — gains more perspective and writes:

American life

Saturday mornings people go to the mall and spend their morning and part of their afternoon shopping.

The road is clear. Not too many cars. Not too much traffic. It is a joy to drive.

At home music can play loudly.

At the movies people quiet down when the film starts.

People are not allowed to smoke in public places.

Choosing a comfortable outfit is not a problem.

Writing is not a crime.

Speaking is not wrong.

Dreaming is allowed.

Success exists.

Freedom is a word.

Love is a reality.