There are hundreds islands in New England, from as large as Nantucket to as small as Cormorant Rock off New London, Connecticut. Inhabited islands of year-round homes or summer cottages, and many uninhabited, left to the sea birds.
An old joke goes, “There was a terrible storm last week, and the ferries weren’t running. Those poor folks on the mainland were cut off for days.”
This photo showing US Mail boxes labeled “on island” and “off island” illustrates the line of demarcation in the island dweller’s hearts and minds. There is the island, and then there is everyplace else.
Been to Nantucket? Martha’s Vineyard? Block Island? Name the island of your choice, and let us know.