The shock has been too sudden
Sent on 1922-01-06 to the Baha’is and notables of Haifa.
The shock has been too sudden and grievous for my youthful age to enable me to be present at this gathering of the loved ones of beloved ‘Abdu’l-Bahá . . .[whose sincere words] have revived his sacred memory in our hearts . . . I venture to hope that we his kindred and his family may by our deeds and words, prove worthy of the glorious example he has set before us and thereby earn your esteem and your affection. May His everlasting spirit be with us all and knit us together for evermore!
The Priceless Pearl, pg. 47