Sunday, September 07, 2008

Dishwasher Lullaby

I realized recently that the sound I love most in the world is the sound of the running dishwasher. I love listening to it- the sloshing and ticking - every sound produces in me a deep visceral joy and contentment.

I love listening to it as it runs, revelling in the knowledge that all my dirty dishes are being cleaned. Often, I run it just before I go to sleep- as I love to fall asleep listening to its watery rhythms- it is definitely the most soothing lullaby in the world!

Yes- you must have guessed by now that I absolutely OD about the state of my dishes (clean or unclean). That is why I love sleeping to the sound of the dishwasher- for it gives me a feeling of gut satisfaction, of a day well spent, of knowing that I will wake up to a clean kitchen...
ohh heaven :)


nikhil said...

:D this is one of 'those' things in life, 'things' that one loves and others think.. well, to hell with others ;) hehehe

Richa said...

Like the latest Yahoo Avatar, she is cute.

Ahhh the luxury of dishwater. Been missing that this summer, among other things..

Rachna said...

@ Nikhil- Tell me about it! My husband and I are ALWAYS arguing about the relative importance of clean dishes ;)

@ Richa- thanks! Kaisi hai- wanted to comment a LOT on your recent blogposts, but was too lazy! When are you getting back to Palo Alto?

nikhil said...

:( no dishwashers in the costly Stanford housing.. so its mostly me or my roomies humming while doing the dishes these days :D :D :D