Maybe 10 years is not such a long time. Wrapped up in an iris 10 years is condensed into 10 circles in a cross-section of wood, and 10 years is an increase in a single number.
But 10 years could also mean the difference between home and back and home and back, and home.
And 10 years could mean a couple doesn’t hold hands anymore and doesn’t get lost staying still anymore. 10 years could cure or kill or crickets could not stop screaming in the left ear, and finally I’m wondering what did I do with all that time I had.