Emma Snyder on staying clean in a Buddhist monastery: “Over the years, it’s gone through stages, this hand-washing: extreme obsession, mild obsession, personal quirk, obsession again, then just talent, sometimes funny story, sometimes obsession still. It’s been a problem in my life, but also just a trait. I’ve been mentally ill, and also just clean. What I am though, deep down, at my core, is a washer.” At Killing the Buddha.