Has anyone out there ever considered time as a particle, perhaps with a time particle having similar properties to the proposed Higgs boson? A time particle creates mass(energy) in accordance to quantum models, and general relativity governs the 'shape' of time. Just a thought really, but in some ways it kind of makes sense. Kind of like Sakharov's leap that particles with mass are of a wave nature too, only with time. Without time there would be no mass/energy, and without mass/energy there is no movement of time. Assuming that there is an 'ether' of time particles that everything is traveling through, the field would be detectable in a sort of Michelson-Morely experiment through the effect of time dilation and other relativistic effects. If the 'spacing' of the time particles is governed by a relationship with Plank's Constant, it might explain why the speed of light is constant in all reference frames... perhaps even the speed of light could be derived mathematically? Time as a particle would also dictate that time is always positive, which would explain the 2nd law thermodynamics. Assuming that gravitons exist, maybe it's how they're traveling through the relativistic ether of time that dictates the gravitational force and any given point... similar to photons and the EM force. Getting even further out there, what if the ether of time is entangled (from the big bang?), and all other particles behave as a waveform simply because of the waveform nature of the time they're traveling through? If time does have mass, could it possibly explain dark matter (gravity from the mass of the time particles, but undetectable cause there's no mass/energy and therefore no passing of time)? Could the entanglement of the time field account for the cosmological constant and dark energy? Anyway, there are a number of other interesting facets of this theory that I've been thinking about, but I don't want to get overly long-winded here. Anyone have any thoughts about this... or am I just plain crazy?