After 40 years, he passed away, and left her a letter which said:
“My dearest, please forgive me, forgive my life's 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 would be the start of my biggest lie.
I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to, as I had promised never to lie to you.
Now I’m dying, and afraid of nothing so I will tell you the truth: I don’t like salty coffee, what a strange bad taste!
But I have had salty coffee for my whole life.
Since I have known you, I have never felt sorry for anything I have done for you.
Having you with me is the biggest happiness of my life.
If I could live again, I would want to know you and have you for my whole life, even if I had to drink the salty coffee again.”
Her tears made the letter totally wet.
Some day, someone asked her: "How does salty coffee taste ?" "It’s sweet," she replied.