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  1. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    He met her at a party.
    She was a gorgeous woman, so beautiful and intelligent with many men trying to woo her, and he was just an ordinary guy, nobody paid attention to him.

    At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised but being polite, she agreed.

    They sat in a coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything and she was uncomfortable, raring to leave.

    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 curiously inquired about the salted coffee?”

    He replied, “When I was a little boy, I lived near the sea, I liked playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salted coffee.

    Now every time I have the salted coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown and my parents.

    She was deeply touched and she also spoke about her faraway hometown, her childhood, her family.

    It was a sweet conversation and also the 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 and was kind hearted.

    He was a good person and she had almost missed him!

    Thanks to his salted coffee!

    The story was just like every beautiful love story, the princess married the prince, and 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 note which said, “My dearest, please forgive me, forgive my whole life’s lie. This was the only lie I said to you—the salted 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 difficult for me to change so I just went ahead. I never thought that could be the beginning of our communication!

    I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do so, as I had promised not to lie to you for anything…....

    Now I’m dying, I am afraid of nothing so I have to tell you the truth, I never like the salted coffee, what a strange bad taste… But I have had salted coffee all my life!

    But since I knew you, I never felt sorry for it. Having you with me was my biggest happiness for my whole life. If I can live for the second time, I would still want to know you and have you for my whole life, even if I have to drink the salted coffee again.”

    There were tears in her eyes.

    One day someone asked her, “What’s the taste of salted coffee?”
    She replied, “Sweet.”

    Actually...love is not to forget but to forgive, not to see but understand, not to hear but to listen, never let go of good friends and relationships even though sometimes we have to taste salted coffee.!
     
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  2. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    I am trying to find out who wrote this story. Can anyone help me?
     
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    Dear Cheeniya sir,
    Wonderful heart touching story. It intrigued me to go and see the author. I believe the author is

    Katalin Pécsi. It is part of the book which illustrates short stories by Hungarian women. Most are by Holocaust survivors; some are by their descendants, and a couple are by non-Jews and are somehow indirectly related to the Holocaust.

    Vani
     
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    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Vani
    Thank you very much for the information on the author. I am glad you like it as much as I do:blush:
     
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    Thyagarajan IL Hall of Fame

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    I too . Heart wrenching Indeed.
    Love is the most beautiful thing
    to happen in which
    even the most difficult things become easy.
    Fall in love because even
    a salted coffee will taste sweet!

    Thanks & Regards.
     
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    Beautiful and heart touching story!
     
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    Love is a sweet and strange feeling that can happen to some one. Sometimes weird too. Leave out the emotional part of it....if he told her about salted coffee what would happen? Would the love disappear?Not at all. Even then they would have lived happily .....he without salted coffee , happily enjoying coffee with sugar.
    Syamala
     
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    :hello:Hi I was thinking about caramelised coffee.
    Guests on a festival day mom & spouse jointly busy in the kitchenette.
    In double oven, on left - Milk was being warmed up. On the right burner sambar was in the making. Mom was bit restive as she could not go out as per her previous plans. As she was brooding about it, she picked up little salt instead of dropping it into simmering sambar, she dropped it into milk that was about to raise in the container.
    Coffee for guests made by adding some sugar in to this milk!
    Did any drink that caramelised coffee .....?
     
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