62 thoughts on “tech can cure it all…Haiku

  1. ramblingsfromamum says:

    How true that sadly is my friend and did we have this when we grew up? Hell no. Everything was sorted through our own doing ..not from an ‘App’ …how the world has changed 😦 (hugs)

    • yup…person to person too, usually. this is just a little frustration bubbling up, i’ve spent so much time today deleting spam, offers of every possible product and service i don’t want…

      i’ve adjusted pretty well i guess but when i get to the point of actually dwelling on it, it all just makes me feel a little uncomfortable. ty, and {{{ h u g s }}} to you always.

  2. ρöετις says:

    Brilliant Haiku! How beautifully you captured such depth of thought in so few words!

  3. Sky Vani says:

    I am fan of technology! :))

  4. Chatty Owl says:

    There is an app for everything.

  5. teardropsofink says:

    In this technological age, we are so ‘connected’…..yet still so alone.

    • you are so right teardropsofink and a warm welcome to you.

      i’ve been a round a while now and it seems to me that the ‘aloneness’ is somehow more pronounced, knowing we have every conceivable device to connect us, but it doesn’t help. i hope that makes sense.

      • teardropsofink says:

        Glad to be here:)

        And it makes perfect sense. What it seems to do is really make the vast number of people we know to be out there more real and startlingly close…. yet still more far away than ever. I can talk to someone in Brazil or Lithuania in mere seconds, but my only real companion is the cold, breathless machine sitting on the desk.

      • that is so well said, it sent a chill up my spine. and when all those connections are disrupted, your service goes blank, or your cold breathless machine decides to stop working…the anxiety, at least for me is unbearable. so much of my human connection is through online friends, so maybe it’s more pronounced for me.

      • teardropsofink says:

        Ah yes. That’s when the real silence starts to smother….and the dark creeps in a little more at the edges of your conscienceless until the screen lights up again. It’s sad but true. I find myself wondering whether it’s better to have people to talk to online or not because it only makes the loneliness more pronounced. It’s like a drop of water to a parched soul – an aid that leaves you aching for more.

      • ‘It’s like a drop of water to a parched soul – an aid that leaves you aching for more’

        and it’s a little of what was unsaid in my poem, the deception of technology. because the promise of a connection is there, the image is crystal clear, the words are immediate…yet, there is the profound yearning of never quite enough, of things always just beyond our reach…

        ‘I find myself wondering whether it’s better to have people to talk to online or not’

        i’ve wondered about it too, but i’ve been through a few disappiontments now, and it’s mostly when folks just disappear on you for no reason, or without explanantion. it’s too easy to disappear in this medium. i don’t disappear, because these relationships are as important to me as real life ones, i don’t make a distinction between the two.

  6. teardropsofink says:

    I don’t disappear, but if I need to go for a bit, I at least explain why, because it’s like you said – I’m finding that these online relationships are just like real life ones. Just because you can’t be next to a person doesn’t mean they’re not ‘there’. If I’m making sense at all…..

    • ty, so glad to meet someone else who feels exactly as i do, especially the ‘explain why’ if you need to leave for a bit. because it’s ‘the disappearing’, as it does in real life that’s the most difficult to reconcile.

      i really enjoyed your Autumn poem tonight, and i meant to tell you the image was just perfect. we don’t often see enough fall red here in Chicago.

  7. Kirsten says:

    Ha! This is great. I sometime miss the olden days. One of my friends said the other day that she was stressed because the car dvd player was broken and she didn’t know what she was going to do with the kids. I was like, “Ummm…talk with them.” My family and I drove from FL to ME every summer for 14 years…sans DVD player. We talked, we sang, we played car games, and etc. They are some of my best childhood memories and there was not a single piece of technology involved. Miss those days! I also admit that I’m an electronic junkie. I just know how to appreciate both 🙂

    • hi Kirsten, i’m so happy to see you here. yeah, i remember those daya too in the back seat with the windows down, getting in trouble for sticking my hand out the window, to feel the wind while we drove down the highway.

      and at least we have the perspective to know life without devices, i’m glad i was born in ’55. sure i’ve adjusted, i’m addicted as i swore to myself i wouldn’t be, but at least i know that i am! *smiling*

      • Kirsten says:

        Hee Hee…I’m addicted too, but get me on a sailboat or near the ocean and technology schmology. The sun, sand, and breeze have my full attention. I think that is the benefit of having been born pre-cell phone!

      • LOL! technology schmology….do you actually sail yourself? i’ve done just a bit, but me and the water have a, uhm, tentative relationship. i’d rather be on the water, than in the water, on the shore with my feet dug in the warm sand than in the surf. and i can still say i love the beach!

      • Kirsten says:

        I’ve been sailing since I was 2 years old 🙂 That’s when I started going with my dad when he raced our small boat on the local lakes. Then we got larger boats that we kept over on the Gulf of Mexico. We were over there almost every weekend. My favorite sailing was up in British Colombia when we sailed through Desolation Sound. Oh, and the sailing on the lakes of Maine too 🙂

      • wow, what a fantastic way to spend time with your dad, and to learn such a complex and rewarding skill so young. and oh….the lakes of Maine, i owned some land there many years ago, and took a week long canoe trip that ended just shy of the Canadian border.

        thanks for the reminder, heh, that canoe trip might be worth a story. OY!

      • Kirsten says:

        I LOVE canoeing and kayaking! In Maine…not here in FL. I don’t like the darn gators down here! lol Would love to hear the canoe story one Friday 🙂

      • ty, i will have to get my comedian face on, ’cause that trip funny in so many ways!
        yeah, i’m really thinking i could get inspired to write that story, ty Kirsten.
        i needed a bit of a kick in the butt.

      • Kirsten says:

        HeeHee…that would be me the friendly neighborhood butt kicker! Now, I’m looking even more forward to reading the canoe story!

      • heh, now i’ve gone and done it, created expectations…OY! the pressure! LOL!

  8. Cool, and the scary thing it’s probably true… those apps already exist. I have understood that there are apps for som psychology treatment, instead of seing a doctor….

  9. ihatepoetry says:

    Ha! Liked the title here.

  10. brian miller says:

    ha. i almost said, i wish…but…i am glad there is not…we dont need tech love but real love…but it would not surprise me in the least….smiles….

  11. there is an almost truth to that..what with those who employ relations online..tho I must say I would find this empty as well..

    • hi Dorianna, yes i agree. it’s pretty complex, what with no eyes to see, no hands to touch, no body movement in addition to words and tone of voice, all things we can usually count on in our face to face communication.
      but i’ve managed to have a few ongoing, quite rewarding online relationships despite the pitfalls.

      thank you for leaving such a thoughtful comment and for coming by, i really appreciate it.

  12. cloudfactor5 says:

    For as tantalizing as the internet may be, I for one do not believe there will ever be an app cure-all for every problem !! Still an interesting thought and cool haiku !

    • hi cloudfactor5 and a warm welcome to you.

      i sure hope you’re right, how quickly we are hurtling forward?, scares me, honestly. i was merely playing the part of an ad man, trying to sell us on the next shiny thing.

      and i’ll take this opportunity to thank you for your follow,
      i really appreciate your encouragement.

  13. Truedessa says:

    Wow, that said a lot..an app to ease all emotions. I hope that day never comes..I would rather feel a human touch but, it is an electronic world. I need an app to make dreams come true..

    • hi Truedessa, and i so totally agree. i hope i never see that day.
      as messy and complex we humans are, it’s human i’d rather be.

      to make dreams come true?, i still think divine Hope might be worth waiting for.*smiling*

  14. Ruth says:

    brilliant – but a sad statement on the state of the world

  15. MarinaSofia says:

    The frightening thing is that a lot of people (OK, I’ll say it: my children) believe this.

    • good morning MarinaSofia, and yes, i understand. i have a 13 year old daughter and she has no other context but that tech has the answer for everything. and in her young world, it does and i guess that’s what i’m afraid of.
      thank you for leaving such a thoughtful comment, i really appreciate it.

      have a wonderful day!

  16. Ha Ha! Way to bring back some humor into what I thought was going to be another serious one. Cynical yes, but funny to me. Loved it.

  17. kelvin s.m. says:

    …tech could be a temporary relief to a solitary heart… but oh… could ne’er match the joy of real love & care… well done… smiles…

    • ty Kelvin and a warm welcome to you. yes, i agree with you, i’ve used it to make connections when i was lonely too,
      but in knowing it’s limitations, that these faraway digital connections could never replace an embrace, a look, a kiss…

  18. dawnhosking says:

    Few words say such a lot – and beautifully 😉

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