I love serendipity and coincidence.
When we visited Ann Arbor last weekend, I was talking to Matt and Rene Greff about how much I’d enjoyed Eat Pray Love — a book I thought would be a lightweight beach read but instead turned out to be a thoughful self-examination of a woman’s journey to rediscover herself after a divorce. She travels to Italy to eat, India to pray and Indonesia, it turns out, to love.
Then we returned home to Brooklyn to find a whole flotilla of movie trucks parked on our street. It turns out Julia Roberts & Co. are filming Eat Pray Love in Brooklyn this week. A blogger who goes by Pretty in the City writes:
They’re filming “Eat, Pray, Love” on my street today. Like, right in front of my apartment. Right now they’re filming at the laundry mat on Smith between Dean and Bergen—my laundry mat—which means that Julia Roberts is now once removed from my underwear.
Other blog accounts of the Brooklyn movie set include: