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We Met At Mövenpick
I’ve always been fascinated by the romantic. In my last year of uni, I witnessed a full-grown boy jump unto the bonnet of a moving car in protest of the rich kid who was driving off with his Julie –not under duress. It was a weird combination of hilarious, serious and romantic.
But oh! I digress; this isn’t about desperate boyfriends or colluding girlfriends. Today, it’s all about Abraham & Sarah. These days anyone’s half-baked love story can get turned into a winding telenovela with an Alahandro or Jose Luis featuring prominently. But how about the father of nations and his woman? How was their relationship like? I’ve always wanted to know so much!
Funny thing is, I was in the same jeans and lacoste at the same spot I’d waited at, but there was so much less activity. You know how in your dreams you can see an Nkrumah statue beside the Statue of Liberty and it’ll seem normal? It was a lot like that. Abe (as I affectionately call him) was in a Woodin top over jeans (casual Friday) and Sarah….oohhh Sarah was in one of those long, flowing armless African print dresses. She wore a dark brown jacket over it. Before I could say a word, she smiled, reached out for a hug and said.
Abe & The Wife Snatchers
Sarah:Sorry Ben, should have notified you about the change of plans.
Me: Issorryyt, but did you guys not like Mövenpick? It’s like the classiest place in Accra right now o.
Sarah: Noo, it’s okay. It’s just that Abe spotted an Egyptian, and suddenly felt woozy.
Abe: Not true.
Sarah: Yes true. I saw the look in your eyes.
Me: Why? Why doesn’t he like Egyptians?
Sarah: The boy’s asking you something (She nudged him mischievously).
Abe: You wont understand Ben.
Me: Try me. There’re a couple of guys I don’t like myself.
Abe: Well –he hesitated- this is very different. Many years ago when Read More Me & The Genesis Lovers