May 12, 2019

Time flow in strange ways on Sundays

There’s a line in Haruki Murakami’s sprawling novel, 1Q84, that encapsulates the subtle dread many people feel as the weekend wraps up: “Time flows in strange ways on Sundays,” he writes, “and sights become mysteriously distorted.” From worry to being overwhelmed to straight-up sadness, these “distortions” are more commonly known as the “Sunday scaries.”

At Fast Company, Aytekin Tank cites Haruki Murakami and introduces me to the "Sunday scaries." I didn't recognize them by that name when I was working, but I sure felt the scaries. I was thankful for late-night comedies.