The Journey is the Destination Illustration by Dan Eldon
by Dan Eldon
Collage and Assemblage
A page from the late young hero Dan Eldon's journal pages. He was killed in Somalia on assignment but his collages remain as proof of his global vision
"Take it all off! I said defiantly. "What happened?" whispered the hairdresser sympathetically. "It was a man, wasn't it? "Yes," I said. "He left me." Practically bald and minus $100, I found I could laugh again. I shifted my focus from Dan's death to Dan's life and tried to live as he would have. I took more chances. I left my college, which suddenly felt claustrophobic. I applied to Columbia University and Boston University, and knew Dan would have been proud when I got in. I started having fun again, even treating myself to large pieces of chocolate cake, justifying my decadence by thinking, "Dan would have wanted me to!"
Excerpt from Deziree and Me, an article by Dan's sister, Amy.
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