Romantic Love Story
The Salty Coffee
He met her at a party. She was so outstanding. There were
many guys chasing after her while he was so normal. Nobody
paid any attention to him.
At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee
with him. She was surprised but she accepted the offer out
of politeness. They sat in a nice coffee shop and he was
too nervous to say anything.
She felt uncomfortable and thought to herself, "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 for his strange request! His face
turned red but still, he put the salt in his coffee and
She asked him curiously, "Why do you add salt to your
He replied, "When I was a little boy, I lived near
the sea. I liked playing in the sea where I could feel the
taste of the sea which is just like the taste of the salty
coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always
think of my childhood and 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 must have been his true feelings from the
bottom of his heart. A man who can express his homesickness
must be a man who loves home, cares about home and takes
responsibility of his home... Then she also started to talk
about her faraway hometown, her childhood and her family.
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That was a really nice talk and also a beautiful beginning
to their story. They continued to date. She found that he
was actually a man who meets all her criteria of a good
partner; he had tolerance, was kind hearted, warm and careful.
He was such a good person but she almost missed him! Luckily,
his salty coffee brought them together! The story became
like every other beautiful love story where the princess
married the prince and they lived a happy life together...
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 and left her a letter which
"My dearest, please forgive me, forgive my whole life's
lie. This was the only lie I said to you - the salty coffee.
Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous that
I actually wanted some sugar but I said salt. It was hard
for me to change what I said 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 about anything... Now I'm dying and I'm no longer
afraid of anything so I wish to tell you the truth. I don't
like the strange bad taste of salty coffee... But I have
had salty coffee for my whole life! Since I knew you, I
never felt sorry for anything I had ever done for you. Having
you with me is my biggest happiness throughout my whole
life. If I can live for the second time, I would still want
to know you and be with you for my whole life even though
I would have to drink the salty coffee again."
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Her tears made the letter totally wet.
Someday, someone asked her, "What's the taste of salty
She replied, "It's sweet."
Pass this to everyone because love is not to forget but
to forgive, not to see but understand, not to hear but to
listen, not to let go but HOLD ON!!!!
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