Some people say that we’ve been here before.
That we don’t live just once, but hundreds of times.
Some people say that we have soulmates, not just one, but many.
And that we meet again and again throughout our lives.
Some people like to keep their minds on other things.
And so they spend their whole lives looking for answers to the wrong questions.
But what if the many secrets of life and death
were not as unknown as we’ve been taught to believe?
Maybe, if you just shift your mind
ever so slightly
just an inch to the left
you’ll see what I mean.
You’ll know when it happens.
It will feel like a hundred sunsets hitting you all at once.
It’s a difficult feeling to explain,
maybe you have felt it before.
It’s sort of like old friends meeting,
or the dawn breaking into the night
after a thousand years of darkness.
But if I really told you the secrets of the universe,
you probably wouldn’t believe me.
So I am here to remind you of how it used to be.
No longer just the distance of a memory
but instead something completely clear
as if it were only yesterday.
About James R. Eads
James R. Eads is a Los Angeles based surreal impressionist who explores ideas of the soul and human connection through traditional printmaking and new digital media. In his work, James challenges the concrete reality that we live in – he plays with color and motion to form a world of believable fiction. Like a map to a new world, his pieces act as illustrations for something unknown. This feeling of discovery is sometimes lost in adulthood - the world is seen more clearly and the exciting feeling of wonderment begins to dissipate. James holds on to wonderment and scatters it throughout his work in an attempt to remind those who have forgotten about the excitement in the world.
James currently resides in Los Angeles and runs a screen printing studio near DTLA where he works with a small team to create high quality limited edition prints and special projects. For available work please visit his shop. (www.jamesreadsmerch.com)