Of course, there were many moments during Woman in Gold that occasioned tears. Horror and tears but eventually . . . well, if you don't already know the outcome of this narrative, I'll let you discover it for yourself. I was very annoyed that I missed the movie on the big screen, but I'm pleased that it was so quickly available on iTunes. If you've already seen it, or if you download it on my say-so this weekend, do let me know what you think.
And if you're interested in another gripping tale about art restitution, I highly recommend Edmond De Waal's The Hare with Amber Eyes, which I wrote about here. Again, if you've read this already, or if you read it in the next while, I'd love to know what you think. And as I'm mentioning reading, I will just add that I've added another post over on my book blog, a post about working my way through those lists and stacks of partly finished books . . .
Ooh, and if you've made it this far, one more recommendation. I've just been given permission to share the link to my daughter's blog. She moved to Rome at the beginning of May with her guy (he got work there) and their sweet little girl, and she's been managing to carve out enough time to post occasionally, depending on WiFi in the Borghese Gardens (I know!!) for the first few weeks, and figuring out WordPress during baby naps. If you're curious to meet my daughter, find out a bit about life in the Eternal City, or just peek in on an ex-pat young mom easing into life in a new language and culture, click here. Tell her that her Mom sent you -- she can only roll her eyes so often, right?