Monday, January 28, 2013
Dave and I went to see "Zero Dark Thirty" yesterday. Wow! What a terrific movie. Suspenseful and riveting, and definitely worth seeing. I read that some politicians are upset by the inference that the U.S.A. obtained intelligence through waterboarding and other forms of torture, but isn't that widely accepted wisdom at this point? The film seems pretty realistic to me, not that I have any first-hand knowledge of Pakistan or intelligence work.
Going to the movie was a milestone for us because it's the longest we've left Olga by herself. We joked about coming home to a demolished apartment, but when we returned it was fine and she had clearly been asleep. Whatever anxieties she has, separation doesn't seem to be one of them.
There's not much else to report. Dave and I have been spending the bulk of our evenings working our way through "Downton Abbey" and "The Killing," both terrific shows. I'm still wondering when we can get the second season of "Homeland."
So you see, life in London really isn't that different from anywhere else!
(Photo: Charing Cross Road, on Saturday. Did you ever read Helene Hanff's book "84 Charing Cross Road," or see the movie adaptation with Anne Bancroft? It centers on a quaint little bookshop like this one, many of which line the street there.)