Marrakech: and safari as a way of life {your jungle: real, urban or other}

I was in Napa when I saw it.  The Journey is the Destination:  The Journals of Dan Eldon.  It was in one of those carefully curated book stores, where you can loiter all day with interest.

I picked it up.  I leafed through it.  I bought it {immediately}.

I don't want to tell you about Dan Eldon's journey because perhaps you might like to find out about that yourself.  It's a complex, tragic and inspiring story.  It's also hypnotic {really}.

I can tell you that one of the places Dan Eldon visited was Morocco.  {Of course.}

But more than his beautiful images {of which there are many} and his poetic yet amusing words {many again}, it's his outlook on life that stops me in my tracks, his manifesto.

Here are his words:  

"Free at last" Voyages - the search for clean water in a swamp.

Mission statement for....Safari as a Way of Life

To explore the unknown and the familiar, distant and near, and to record in detail with the eyes of a child, any beauty (of the flesh or otherwise), horror, irony, traces of utopia or Hell. Select your team with care, but when in doubt, take on new crew and give them a chance.  But avoid at all costs fluctuations of sincerity with your best people.


Buy Journey as a Destination right here.  Published by the brilliant Chronicle Books.