Letter to Joe Bosquet
In this wartime letter to a close friend, the agonized Christian genius, Simone Weil, offers an intimate portrait of her spiritual evolution.
Marseille, May 12, 1942
First of all, thank you for what you have just done for me. If your letter is effective, as I hope, you will have done it, not for me but for others through me, for your younger brothers who should be infinitely dear to you since the same fate has struck them. Perhaps some of them will owe to you, just before the moment of death the solace of an exchange of sympathy.
by Simone Weil