The journals of Dan Eldon are online. Since childhood Dan kept notebooks as his mother was an art teacher who filled his room with art materials and provided him with a constant supply of notebooks. “From the beginning, the journals were a home for ephemera. He pillaged the house for odds and ends: food labels, cloth, string, ticket stubs, old magazines. When he’d exhausted that supply, he expanded his search zone. The more bizarre or rare an object the better—a Russian paper was more valuable than one in English, the wrapping from a Russian caviar canister was better than an everyday soup label. He discovered that locating these objects entailed a search and often meant going to unusual places.” Take time over this site as I did.
I am left wondering what this young journalist would have achieved if he had not died.
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