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He met her at a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after
her, while he 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 at 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 he had this hobby? He replied: "when I was
a little boy, I was living near the sea, I liked playing in the sea, and
I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty
coffee. Now every tim e 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 was his true feelings, from the bottom of his heart. A man who can
express his homesickness must be a man who loves his home, cares about
home, and has responsibility for his home. Then she too started to
speak, spoke about her faraway hometown, her childhood, her family. That
was a really nice talk, a beautiful beginning of their story.
They continued to date. She found out that he actually was the 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 , the
princess married to the prince, and then they lived a happy life... And,
every tim e 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 forgives me, forgive the lie of my life. This was the
only lie I ever said to you---the salty coffee. Remember the first tim e
we dated? I was so nervous that tim e, I actually wanted some sugar, but
I said salt instead. It was too embarrasing for me to take back so I
just went ahead I never thought that could be the start of our
communication! I tried to tell you the truth many tim es but I was too
afraid to do so as I had promised never to lie to you about
anything...Now I'm dying, I'm afraid of nothing so I am telling you the
truth: I don't like salty coffee, what a strange bad taste.. I have had
to take the salty coffee for my whole life with you and never had to
feel sorry for it because I did it for you.
Having you with me is the biggest happiness in my entire life. If I
could live a second tim e, I'd still want to know you and have you for my
whole life, even if I if had to drink salty coffee again". Her tears
made the letter totally wet.
One day someone asked her: what's the taste of salty coffee? It's sweet.
She replied. Love is not to forget but to forgive, not to see but to
understand, not to hear but to listen, not to let go but to HOLD ON .
Don't ever leave the one you love for the one you like, because the one
you like will leave you for the one they love.
Jamil dan Jaket Kesayangan
2 months ago