Synaesthesia is a condition in which the "sufferer" (more like lucky recipient) is able to hear colors, or taste certain words. In this woman's case she can actually see time.
This is probably the coolest thing I have heard of in a long time. Sure, I've heard of things like this before, but I had never heard someone actually describing the experience like in the BBC article.
I think that if I could have syaesthesia I would like the ability to taste certain sounds. That is, as long as there is no infamous "brown note," because I'm sure that would taste terrible.
Imagine all the different tastes that would be associated with different sounds. What would The Decemberists taste like? I have a feeling it would be a warm baked coconut cream pie, but I'm not entirely sure why.
Of course there may be negative experiences that come along with such an incredible affliction, but I think it would be worth the risk.