Waltzing on Wash Day
Waltz, E Minor
We used to have this old clothes dryer. We bought it used (very used). And we moved it twice, knocking it about to try to get it from out of one apartment into the next. When we moved it into our house and hooked it up in the basement, it started to make this funny noise. It made the whole house hum a little bit, and there was this slightly irregular rhythmic thing. I really liked the sound of it. And I was weirdly sad when it finally started to die.
I composed this swan song for our dryer, while doing a load of diapers. And I called it Waltzing on Wash Day, to go along with the rhythm of the appliance.