letter to your friend condoling him on the death of his mother.

10 Ferozepur Road Lahore Feb 11, 1997 My dear Asif I know you deeply you must feel the death of your dear mother the lonliness and regret and the sense of irreparable loss. It comes to all in time but its poignancy is none the less on that account. Don't think me cruel is I say death is not al sadness. Your mother's life was spent It was a long useful pious life full of fragrant memories and her time for rest had come. She now enjoys her well earnest rest. For those who are left behind there is the bitterness of parting the loneliness the loss I know her death as a shock to all of you I know how deeply you loved and admired her. I feel it also a personal loss to myself for your mother always looked upon me as her own daughter and never failed to give me affection and sympathy. Words I know are poor comforters. At a time when death is in the house any written consolation and sympathy must seem cold and lifeless but believe me I truly most deeply deplore the loss you have sustained. Your sincere friend Babar