How long is a moment?

This reads like it was a short conversation, but there were long (5-10 second) pauses between each question and response.

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The Maker: A moment is a space of time.

Dad: How big a space of time?

TM: As big as you want.

D: Is a year a moment?

TM: Yeah. It’s possible to be a moment, yeah. Well, a moment is a short thing of time, I think, a short space of time.

D: How short?

TM: At least a minute. Two minutes is probably the maximum of a moment.

D: So a moment can’t be longer than two minutes?

TM: Well, I don’t know. I’m guessing two minutes is probably the max.

[Pause]

TM [contemplatively]: “A moment is a short period of time.”

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