“Caelica 83: You that seek what life is in death
You that seek what life is in death,
Now find it air that once was breath.
New names unknown, old names gone:
Till time end bodies, but souls none.
Reader! Then make time, while you be,
But steps to your eternity.Baron Brooke Fulke Greville (1628)
I browsed through a few pages of this book at a popular bookstore near Tiong Bahru last month and decided to pick it up from book depository, and it just arrived! It came as a hardcover with a dust jacket, which I went to kinokuniya to have a nifty transparent polypropylene cover taped over the dust jacket for S$1.
My experience with this book was intense – goosebumps that grew stronger as I read on, nearing the end of Paul’s book, and Paul’s life.