Can We say this is real love ?

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 coffee. 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 story.

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
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 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 bad 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.

There is only one happiness in life "To Love & be
Loved"

Someday, someone asked her: what’s the taste of salty
coffee?

It’s sweet. She replied.

Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as
we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe air, we hold 
it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us


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