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Salty Coffee

Shared by: Pinky

He met her on a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her, while he was so normal, nobody paid attention to him. At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised, but due to… being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, she thought, please, let me go home.. Suddenly he asked the waiter:

“Would you please give me some salt? I’d like to put it in my coffee.”

Everybody stared at him, so strange! His face turned red, but, still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it.

She asked him curiously: why you have this hobby?

He replied: “when I was a little boy, I was living near the sea, I liked playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my parents who are still living there”.

While saying that tears filled his eyes. She was deeply touched.

That’s his true feeling, from the bottom of his heart. A man who can tell out his homesickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home, has responsibility of home.. Then she also started to speak, spoke about her faraway hometown, her childhood, her family.

That was a really nice talk, also a beautiful beginning of their story. They continued to date. She found that actually he was a man who meets all her demands; he had tolerance, was kind hearted, warm, careful. He was such a good person but she almost missed him!

Thanks to his salty coffee! Then the story was just like every beautiful love story, the princess married to the prince, then they were living the happy life… And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in the coffee, as she knew that’s the way he liked it.

After 40 years, he passed away, left her a letter which said: “My dearest, please forgive me, forgive my whole life lie. This was the only lie I said to you—the salty coffee. Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time, actually I wanted some sugar, but I said salt It was hard for me to change so I just went ahead.

I never thought that could be the start of our communication! I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do that, as I have promised not to lie to you for anything..

Now I’m dying, I afraid of nothing so I tell you the truth: I don’t like the salty coffee, what a strange bad taste.. But I have had the salty coffee for my whole life! Since I knew you, I never feel sorry for anything I do for you. Having you with me is my biggest happiness for my whole life. If I can live for the second time, still want to know you and have you for my whole life, even though I have to drink the salty coffee again”.

Her tears made the letter totally wet.

Someday, someone asked her: what’s the taste of salty coffee? It’s sweet. She replied.

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Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. pinky
    April 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    LOve is really amazing… Truth and Love are just two sides of the same coin! Love is something, which cannot be described. If you can describe love, it ceases to be love! So in short, you can say, truth is that which never changes and love is that which is indescribable.

  2. April 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    @ Pinky – Awesome definitions of love and truth, thank you 🙂

  3. Shammi
    April 25, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Very touching…I agree, love cannot be defined. It is the great feeling that one gets when one is with the person you love. I think it is worth having salty coffee for the sake of love

  4. April 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    @ Shammi – Very true, when you are with your loved one, you feel like you are flying and no wings are required, isn’t it? 🙂

  5. Shammi
    April 26, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Yes I agree and hours fly like seconds. Also when away from loved one then seconds look like days

  6. April 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    @ Shammi – Hahaha, exactly, this happens a lot to me, seconds really looks like days or even years 🙂

  7. rajeev
    June 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    A most beautiful story. Hope man kind can learn what love is really.

  8. rajeev
    June 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    a beautiful love story with learning experience; what true love is

  9. June 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    @ Rajeev – I agree fully, the story is a great form of inspiration, thank you for coming by 🙂

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