I find this a rather poetic take.
Bannerman’s Island on Hudson River is only accessible by boat. You’ll have to walk the island, but the tranquility is worth it. Autumn is a lovely season to visit this place. The castle has become a symbol of the island, but I prefer the plants and vegetation that belong to the natural world.
“These are the times that try men’s souls.” The words of Thomas Paine (1737-1809) are still relevant if not more relevant today. Come visit Thomas Paine Cottage Museum if you are in New Rochelle, NY. The last residence of the man influential in the American Revolution could inspire you.