The Most Difficult Letter
While many of us write letters with ease, the condolence letter is difficult for most and I need not expound the reasons for this. I myself keep a supply of sympathy cards to aide me in the task but after reading the article which I have linked below I may rely less on the card and more on the pen for future condolence.
The following quote is from a condolence letter written by Thomas Jefferson to John Adams on the death of his wife Abigail. A true wordsmith, Jefferson blends sympathy with eloquence as few others could.