VERITAS LITERARY AND ARTS FOLIO 2019

If only life came prepackaged with a reset button—like those dreams where we could consciously go back a few seconds to undo an ill-conceived choice, to try again with the power of hindsight and the remembrance of regret to guide us—wouldn’t life be easier? 

We wouldn’t need to worry about slipping up or ending with the outcome that is less-than-ideal, because we would have the option to try again, to choose the better path, to relive every moment and go forth with the life we want and the life we choose for ourselves. We could rewrite our entire histories and recode the script that governed our existences in the first place.

But what would life mean then?

This year, the literary and art works of Veritas 2020 ventures into that very question, merging the themes of technology and existential dread to bring to you, our dear readers, our authors’ and artists’ innermost regrets and thoughts of self-condemnation (or a projection of those, at least). 

While these questions of what ifs and these reimaginations of what could have been may be a bit too on the nose, or conversely, a bit too superficial for you, maybe there is something to gain from reflecting on your past and willing for it to change. Who knows, you might discover the parts of your life that are better off deleted, and the parts of your life you would always have saved.

The Crusader Publication presents you with a collection of the XU community’s finest creative pieces. From poems and prose, to art and photography, Veritas 2020 entices you to bring forth your origin story and ask yourself: what would your life look like, “Recoded”?

 

Abdel Rafi M. Lim
Workshop Director
Veritas Writers Workshop

PREVIOUS ISSUES

Veritas 2019
Timepiece

Veritas 2018
Antukin

Veritas 2017
Transitions

Veritas 2016
There

Veritas 2015
Opposites

FOREWORD

 

If only life came prepackaged with a reset button—like those dreams where we could consciously go back a few seconds to undo an ill-conceived choice, to try again with the power of hindsight and the remembrance of regret to guide us—wouldn’t life be easier? 

We wouldn’t need to worry about slipping up or ending with the outcome that is less-than-ideal, because we would have the option to try again, to choose the better path, to relive every moment and go forth with the life we want and the life we choose for ourselves. We could rewrite our entire histories and recode the script that governed our existences in the first place.

But what would life mean then?

This year, the literary and art works of Veritas 2020 ventures into that very question, merging the themes of technology and existential dread to bring to you, our dear readers, our authors’ and artists’ innermost regrets and thoughts of self-condemnation (or a projection of those, at least). 

While these questions of what ifs and these reimaginations of what could have been may be a bit too on the nose, or conversely, a bit too superficial for you, maybe there is something to gain from reflecting on your past and willing for it to change. Who knows, you might discover the parts of your life that are better off deleted, and the parts of your life you would always have saved.

The Crusader Publication presents you with a collection of the XU community’s finest creative pieces. From poems and prose, to art and photography, Veritas 2020 entices you to bring forth your origin story and ask yourself: what would your life look like, “Recoded”?

 

Abdel Rafi M. Lim
Workshop Director
Veritas Writers Workshop

PREVIOUS ISSUES

Veritas 2019
Timepiece

Veritas 2018
Antukin

Veritas 2017
Transitions

Veritas 2016
There

Veritas 2015
Opposites

PREVIOUS ISSUES

Veritas 2018
Antukin

Veritas 2017
Transitions

Veritas 2016
There

Veritas 2015
Opposites