Time is circular not linear. Time is a bubble. Time dilates. Time is the stroke of the hand on a clock. Time is a box of gears. Time is nothing than more than grains of sand in a glass. Time is digital. Time is wear able. Time is nothing. Time is space. Time is money. Time is math.
What should time be to the player? Investing a bit of time. Making time. Time should be rounds. Time should be playing sessions. Time should be campaigns. Time is like old friends that are always linked by characters they play. A DM measures life in time. Is time good or bad? Is time just well spent?