Model letter writing — To a friend on his mother’s death
………………………………………………………………………..April 7, 2015
This was, perhaps, one of my saddest days in life to see you crying inconsolably for your departed mother. I went to your house in the morning to meet and console you, but the gloom was too depressing for me to bear. All your family members and some from your neighbors’ wailed standing around your dear mother’s dead body. Like a coward, I retreated to my home to unburden my grief before my parents. Even they too broke down, so did my little sister.
When I say all these, the fond memories of your mother sweep through my mind. Her kind words, encouragement, and words of wisdom remain etched in my mind. When we returned from the football ground late in the evening, she used to sternly reprimand us for losing out on our studies. But, she could never see tears in your and my eyes. With such loving hands, she wiped them off our faces whenever we were sad. Now, these hands are gone forever.
Don’t burn yourself Arun. ‘Meetings and Partings is the go of the world’, said Rabindranath Tagore. God is great. If He has brought you such anguish, He will soon apply the soothing balm. You will bring grief to your departed mother’s soul by torturing yourself with her memories. Regain your composure, and pray God to let her soul rest in peace. This is the minimum you can do. I stand by you, my friend, in this hour of distress.
Your loving friend,
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