the dishwasher, or the torture of Sisyphus

:) better it should be a box with plumbing and racks, umpteen years and still counting, oh well :)

Happy {Bokeh} Wednesday everyone!

"Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day. "

Simone de Beauvoir

"As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes, while the women sat around in groups, gossiping and laughing.

‘What has happened?’ the Scarecrow asked a sad-looking man with a bushy beard, who wore an apron and was wheeling a baby carriage along the sidewalk.

‘Why, we’ve had a revolution, your Majesty — as you ought to know very well,’ replied the man; ‘and since you went away the women have been running things to suit themselves. I’m glad you have decided to come back and restore order, for doing housework and minding the children is wearing out the strength of every man in the Emerald City.’

‘Hm!’ said the Scarecrow, thoughtfully. ‘If it is such hard work as you say, how did the women manage it so easily?’

‘I really do not know,’ replied the man, with a deep sigh. ‘Perhaps the women are made of cast-iron.’"

L. Frank Baum
(The Marvellous Land of Oz (Oz, Book 2))

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