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 cof fee. Now every time I have the salty
coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my home town, I miss
my home town 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 far away hometown, her childhood, her family.
That was a really nice talk, also a beautiful beginning of their
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
Then the story was just like every beautif ul 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 b ad 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.
Be what you are,
Say what you feel,
Because those who matter don't mind-
And those who mind don't matter!