Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Haiku: Diving Into the Twenty-First Century

on September 28, 2016

One long month ago
Made transition to smartphone
And got Uber app

Wanting new freedom
Unsure how to apply it
I kept self earth-bound.

Then like a diver
Hesitating on high board
Leapt up and took plunge.

Tapped Uber icon
Expected “George” to drive me
But where did he go?

Finally found him
“Arrived” parked one street over
I learned a lesson

Uber depends on
Basic piece of equipment
A good GPS

19 responses to “Haiku: Diving Into the Twenty-First Century

  1. Christy B says:

    Haha! Learning… I hope George gets a bit closer next time 😉

  2. Resa says:

    I’ve yet to use Uber! 😀

  3. So glad you are able to navigate this system!

  4. Dalo 2013 says:

    I love this! This year, I too made the move to Uber…and in China, of all places I gave it a shot. It is amazing ~ I was very impressed by its ease. Only in Seattle did I have the same issue you had…the need of a good GPS 🙂 The 21st Century is not too bad is it?!?

  5. vivachange77 says:

    Congratulations for discovering Uber works well in China. Welcome to the 21st century for both of us. Maybe Uber in the US is more loosey goosey. It is interesting to talk to the drivers.

  6. Well I had to look up what Uber is! It’s good to be part of the 21st century but I wonder how long I’ll be able to keep up 🙂

  7. JoHanna Massey says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I have wondered how Uber actually unfolds in real time with real people. 🍁

    • vivachange77 says:

      It took a whole for me to screw up my courage but having used it once I trust it. It was an enormous help that the person at the Verizon store set it up for me. I immediately got an email from Uber with a bit more information.

  8. hbsuefred says:

    An example not too dissimilar to how we felt when faxes and computers were first in use. No matter how fast they were, they still weren’t fast enough!

  9. hbsuefred says:

    And they still didn’t do everything we wanted them to do as easily as we’d expected!

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