Our dishwasher broke about a month ago. We don’t really have the money to get it repaired let alone get a new one.
I don’t mind though.
Secretly, I like doing the dishes. It’s a job that I can’t multitask, no jumping back and forth between open windows or tabs, no cooking dinner while doing laundry while helping with homework. Washing dishes is its own focus and its own solitude. The sound reminds me just enough of the ocean. And on cold winter days like today, I like to warm my hands in deep water.