O Que os Outros Dizem de Nós. John e Sandra Krich, são protagonistas de uma improvável história de amor. A relação nasceu num voo entre Londres e Lisboa e floresceu na capital portuguesa, ‘uma das cidades mais românticas do mundo’.
“Settling into my aisle seat and involuntarily gazing leftwards toward the porthole view of the tarmac, I glimpsed instead a shaggy wave of dark, strokeable hair, a lovely smile and an elegant profile, half-Grecian and half-Moorish Arabesque, that for some reason made me instantly blurt out the thoroughly unsubtle opener: “Are you Portuguese?”
Her affirmative answer allowed me to nervously show off my long, if somewhat distant, association with all things Portuguese. For the first time, it seemed, I could put to good conversational use my love for the shushing vowels of the language that animated Brazilian music, a subject I had researched for a book; or my enchantment with the Baroque architecture and incongruous echoes of Latin ease found in Macau and Malacca. I had even been to Lisbon once before, for the wedding of the Angola-bred buddy I was returning to see. Did one coupling prefigure another?”