There is something meditative and sensual about washing dishes by hand. The silky warm water, the squeek and gleam, the pleasure of caring for dishes that you've had for years. I don't use a dish drainer, so I place my dishes on a soft, linen towel for a few minutes before drying and putting them away.
I appreciate my dishwasher, but use it only once or twice a week; handwashing a few dishes is easier than the rinsing, loading, and the dreaded unloading. And if you've spent time in a French home you know that a dishwasher is a luxury; precious undercounter space is more likely to be used for storage, or a washing machine.
Even if you can't live without your dishwasher, this weekend, keep it simple: wash a few dishes by hand. And if I can't convince you, this beautiful post by Corey Amaro from Tongue in Cheek will certainly do it.