I have had the pleasure of knowing Insert Name Here for X Years/Months/Days/Brief E-mail Correspondence, and I can say with conviction that he/she possesses a unique talent. Unique talent and rare gifts. Yes, Insert Name Here has these in abundance. However, it should be noted that he/she wields these as an elderly man wields a sword, modestly. Not to say that Insert Name Here does not enjoy extraordinary confidence, of the variety shared by dictators (benevolent ones) or someone undergoing a manic episode. Insert Name Here, a modest dictator, benevolently talented.
I recall a specific occasion when Insert Name Here utilized a special quality in a rarely gifted way. Luckily, this is just what I imagine you’re looking for. It is fortuitous for a specially-gifted unique rarity to find its way to an institution such as yours.
Let me speak for a moment about character. Very strong.
That’s about all I have to say on this matter. Insert Your Name Here has actually written this entire document, though I have requested to edit it, so as to show my position of authority. “Specially-gifted unique rarity,” that’s all me. A shame really that someone in my position would have to write letters of recommendation. All part of the circle of life, to quote the film, if I may.
I thought forcing Insert Your Name Here to write this would impede his/her efforts. No such luck. There’s some perseverance. It’s not like I don’t want you to accept Insert Name Here. Rather, I want it in the same way I desire world peace or a perfect bowling score: vaguely. Therefore, it is with a genuine sense of indifference that I request you grant him/her admission/acceptance/parole.