If you had to relive one day for all eternity and you would never age, what day would you choose?
Movies like Groundhog Day and more recently, Miss Peregrines School for Peculiar Children remind me of this impossible premise, so chose one day you feel you could relive forever.
If you chose a day when you are young, you will never grow up. What age would you prefer?
If you choose a day in summer, you’ll never ski again or see autumn in anything but pictures.
If you choose a holiday, would you get sick of it? We all know someone who seems they would not: the neighbors who overdo it on the Christmas lights, people who transform their houses into freak shows at Halloween.
If you must wake up in the same location everyday, you could only take day trips. Would even the most reclusive homebody be able to do it forever?
As long as you can buy and keep your belongings from day to day, you could create your favorite art form forever.
Would you bring other people with you? Would you tire of them? Would they be happy being stuck at their age or their location?
The upsides might be:
You could read an infinite number of books or watch new movies each day, at least up to the day you chose to inhabit forever.
Deadlines would melt away.
I assume your bank account regenerates too.
For myself, I think I would stay my current age, early thirties, and the day I would choose would be today. Why not? Call in sick to work, write until I wore myself out, buy more food at a local store if I didn’t have it already at home.
Yet would I ever be satisfied if I never moved forward in time? Does an artist or writer gain satisfaction if they never see their work sold or published? Would I get used to it? Would you?