The Writers Condition
When a writer writes, he paints a picture of himself that may not exist in the real world. Whether sheltered under the coat of a fictional character, personified through an inanimate object, or documented in an autobiographical sense. A writer would be remiss to say there is no part of himself administered unto his text. Like a flare illuminating a thoroughfare in moments of disarray, the stories of this 'half-fictional' character act as a compass for the writer’s personal navigation. He studies the actions, reactions & thoughts of this desired persona, & considers each story yet another beacon lit toward his own personal development. Now, you might say, well, the guidance acquired from this fabricated personality still emerged from the writer’s hand - How could he possibly learn from himself in such a way? …Because every venture, plight & predicament still required a solution. Every statement & response required a crafting of eloquence & poise. Each fleeting opportunity would have departed without a capable individual skilled enough to reign it home. Through each & every story, the writer & his character, originally separated by oceans, slowly bridge the gap & become one. The writer eventually realising that all he ever needed from himself, was himself, & nothing more.
The Lowly Lyricist is one such figure. A metaphoric materialisation to whom desires deeply to be more than he is. An individual who conveys his ideal self through the crafting of words, an excited imagination & a perspective some might consider rare. As we’ve already established, the Lowly Lyricist doesn’t actually exist. He most likely never will. Though, in this day & age, he doesn't need to. Nowadays, the symbolism & purpose behind a certain idea tends to have just as much spirit as the individual behind it, which means the Lowly Lyricist, despite his non-existence, has just as much ability to make an impact as anyone else.