- In memoriam, because it’s gone, and I sketched it before they took it away and replaced it with a shiny new one.
- They don’t make them to last this long nowadays. This one was with us for more than 10 years and already lived in this house before we moved in.
- I just loved that it was called Autowasher.
- I loved even more that it had a symbol of an open book on it with a written instruction next to it saying “IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTION BOOK BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE”
The new washing machine whispers, whistles, and beeps whereas the beloved old auto washer used to rattle and drone, and made the floor vibrate and tremble as if to announce an impending earthquake.
The thought of earthquakes has now made me think of Haruki Murakami, washing machines seem to appear in his writing quite frequently. I wonder if anyone has counted how often. “Shutting his eyes, Komura imagined that he had been imprisoned in a washing machine.”