Saturday, November 24, 2007

Salty Coffee

An amazing Love Story...found this one at My Friendster's bulletin:

He met her at a party. She was so beautiful, many guys were chasing after her, while he was so plain and simple, nobody paid attention to him.

At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised, but to be polite, she consented. They went to 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, How strange! His face turned red, but still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it.

She asked him curiously; why you have salt in your coffee? He replied: "when I was a little boy, I lived near the sea, I like playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty coffee. 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 still lives there". While saying that tears filled his eyes. She was deeply touched.

That 's his true feelings, from the bottom of his heart. A man who can share his home sickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home,has ties to his home.

Then she also started to speak, spoke 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 actually 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 knowing him! Thanks to his salty coffee!

The story ended just like every beautiful love story , the princess married the prince, then they lived happily ever after... And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in it, 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, I have been lying my whole life. This was the only lie I told 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 it, so I just went ahead. I neverthought that could be the start of our conversation! 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, I'm afraid of nothing so I can tell you the truth: I don't like the salty coffee, what a strange bad taste.. But I have had the salty coffee for my whole life!

Since I met you, I don't ever feel sorry for everything I did for you. "Having you with me is the biggest thrill of my whole life. If I can live a second time around, I would still want to know you and have you for the rest of my life,even though I have to drink the salty coffee again". Her tears made the letter totally wet.

One day, someone asked her: how did the salty coffee taste? It was very 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.


Rosemarie said...

hmmmm..nice love story

Liza said...

HI Jean! Thanks for the comment. I think you should join, it's really fun. I'm not a good photographer too. My photos are very "amateurish". LOL

angela said...

hay, i surprised me to read something that is for me so timely.was feeling pretty pissed at the hubby and started reading blogs to cool off a bit. nice to be reminded of how and what marriage is, salt and all. :)