How to be an idol…

My trip to the library last week rewarded me with this book.

I told a friend that I was about to start reading a book with the title ‘How To Be Idle’ and there was a long and highly awkward pause.  “Kim, why do you want to be an idol?”

Ah yes, why indeed?

I don’t want to be an idol, but I would like to more of an idler; to be leisurely with people, to know how to rest, and to be fully awake to all the world.  Like when we were here doing this…

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I would also like my friend to get her hearing checked.

Our family watched this documentary this month.  We each gave it three thumbs up, for a total of eighteen hairy Hall thumbs.  It was riveting, and oh-so-maddening. I’ve rarely been more angry or upset during a whole film. What would you do if this happened to your family?

David and I rented this movie this weekend and have still not recovered.  I don’t know what else to say besides “Come quickly, LORD.”  Our bags are packed for Cambodia and Vietnam.  We cannot be silent, here in the land of the free and the brave.  I can’t shut my eyes without thinking of my own daughter in different circumstances.

Speaking of Asia, our family ate these last week.  Exuberant five stars awarded from me.  Everyone else thought they would rather eat poop.

There is no segue from poop, but David and I gave all Hall kids $2 when we were here to buy something interesting on the streets.  I know, I know, they are totally spoiled brats. Two whole bucks for an afternoon of fun!

This was $.50 worth of the lychees (not leeches) that I’ve already mentioned.  Did I also happen to mention that the inside looks like a human eyeball?

IMG_2373IMG_2371IMG_2380San Francisco on a shoe-string budget can be done, especially with hungry teenage boys and a spunky sister, who love an adventure through skinny back alleys and crowded foreign streets…

Next time you are in the City by the Bay, eat here and here for a cheap treat.

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Peace to you, and yours this week as you eat, rest, explore, understand, and enjoy the little things together.  Here’s to being a little more idle, and a little less idol.


Kim and all the Halls

2 responses to How to be an idol…

  1. Nanc says:

    Those litchis did look a little suspect. I think they need to come try to Zim kind!

  2. Kim says:

    I agree… time for some Zim litchis. Christmastime?? Love you guys.

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