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
If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag; wash it.
It's a question of discipline," the little prince told me. "When you've finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend your planet.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery