feels like the moment when you reach your hand into the washing machine and spin the wheel (is it called a wheel?) a few times just to make sure nothing is inside before you throw in your clothes and press the buttons, although you’re 98% sure it would be empty.

because you crave that kind of certainty.

the kind that tells you that everything will go the way you want it to.

that your clothes will come out fresh and clean, and all will be well.