The Most Difficult Letter
Though many of us can write a letter with ease, most of us have difficulty composing a condolence letter. I have long kept a supply or sympathy cards to aide me in the task but after reading the article linked below I think in future I will rely less on the card and more on the pen.
The following quote is from a condolence letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams on the death of Abigail Adams. A true wordsmith, Jefferson blends sympathy with eloquence as few others could.