|A Nice touching STORY,Contributed by Jyoti to Memphis
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 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 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, salty and bite, just like the taste of the salty
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
A man who can tell out his homesick, he must be a man who
loves home, cares about home, has responsibility of
home..Then she also started to speak, spokeabout 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 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
After 40 years, he passed away, left her a letter which
said: My dearest,please forgive me, forgive my whole life
This was the only lie I said to you----the salty coffee.
Remember the first time we dated? I was sonervous 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 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, 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.