Recently, news outlets have been reporting on how the people of Sommarøy, a Norwegian island located north of the arctic circle, would like to remove the concept of time. This is largely in part due to the fact that the sun does not set during much of the summer nor does it rise during the winter. The inhabitants of Sommarøy do not have rigidly separated days and nights like the rest of the world and can be found doing normal daytime activities at 2 am in the summers.
They also would like to take clocks out of their society. Although this lifestyle might seem impractical to the rest of us, I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like to live in a world where time is irrelevant, in regards to the concept AND the physical effects of its passing. This newfound information gave rise to ideas of things (some simple, some whimsical) I'd do if the concept of time did not exist and we had as much time to do the things we wanted.
1. Live on a ship at sea.
2. Watch a flower grow from a seed to its death.
3. Apply as much makeup as desired without being late.
4. Retake my favorite college courses and participate as fully as I possibly can, including the completion of every single reading and film.
5. Take a non-stop trip through every country in the world.
6. Learn to play and fully master every single musical instrument in existence.
7. Watch a full rotation of Earth around the sun from space.
8. Live by myself in a cabin at the edge of the woods a la Thoreau.
9. Reread every single book that shaped my childhood.
10. Have a brief conversation with every old friend.
11. Re-drink that first sip of the perfect cup of coffee.
12. Observe how the tides change with the lunar cycle.
13. Learn as many languages as possible.
14. Sit at the beach and listen to music for days.
15. Train for an Olympic event.
16. Write a detailed, thorough analysis of every track in my favorite movie soundtracks.
17. Take a photo of every interesting place I visit and every little nook I find peace in and make a physical photo album.
18. Cook food without burning it.
19. Watch a star's life cycle from birth to death.
20. Replay the feeling of coming home.