12/20/2016: Luke Wiget

Luke shares some musings on a California Christmas for today's #wirehousedaily. Part two comin' atcha tomorrow.

SKETCH 4 // HAPPY HOLIDAYS 

For some of us the holidays hurt like hell.

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You didn’t ask, but I’ll say.

            I’m writing a book about a 30-year-old guy going back to his coast town home for the holidays. Nothing’s gone right and he’s back. He’s there Christmas-New Year’s Eve, I think.

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I’m headed home to Santa Cruz, Ca for essentially those same dates. I haven’t been back since 2013.

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A lot’s changed.

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A lot’s not changed.

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I searched my computer tonight for CHRISTMAS.

At one point I started a screenplay about Christmas and I thought I’d share it here to say, I haven’t always hated this time of year. I haven’t always walked out of Christmas Eve services when they asked me to reflect on all God’s done.

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Tomorrow I’ll post what came up, so what you’ll see above or below depending on how you’re reading all this is from a series of journal entries from 2008. 

If you’ve seen my handwriting here at Wirehouse, you understand why I type journal entries

Nothing’s been changed except in places I avoid names and SIS = Smoking in the Shower. It was the “working” title I had for a while when I thought one day I’d write a memoir.

Today, like actually today, today, it was confirmed by a good writer friend of mine that memoir takes a long time to write—likely because you have to process your life before you can write it.

I’ve always loved quitting things so I doubt I could make it to the end of a memoir.

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Wikipedia tells us this: A biography or autobiography tells the story "of a life", while a memoir often tells "a story from a life", such as touchstone events and turning points from the author's life. The author of a memoir may be referred to as a "memoirist."

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I’ve never been anything that ended in “ist,” at least not to date.

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What’s blacked out is blacked out for a reason. Mostly clarity.

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If you haven’t, take a look at something you wrote yourself 8 years ago. It may get you in the spirit.