(I read this and it touched me. It might not fill you with wisdom but it might touch the heart strings and since valentines day is just around the corner, I felt it is a great story to kick off the the weekend before valentines. setting the mood! “Love”)
He met her at 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 as he was polite, she agreed.
They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything. She felt uncomfortable, she thought, “please, take me back 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 salt?”
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, salty and brite, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now everytime 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 say he is homesick, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home, has responsibility of home.. Then she also started to speak, telling 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 he was a man who met 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 his 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 with it. 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’m afraid of nothing so now I tell you the truth: I don’t like the salty coffee, what a strange bad taste. But I had the salty coffee for my whole life since I knew you, I never felt sorry for anything. I did it for you. Having you with me is my biggest happiness my whole life. If I can live for the second time, I 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.
SOMETIMES YOU FEEL YOU KNOW A PERSON MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE … BUT ONLY TO REALISE THAT YOUR OPINION ABOUT THE PERSON WERE NOT AS YOU DESCRIBED. JUST LIKE THE INCIDENT OF THE SALTY COFFEE … LOVE MORE AND HATE LESS … CAUSE’ SOMETIMES SALT TASTES BETTER THAN SUGAR …
have an sweet day