A land island is said to be “cutoff” and separated from other land. A person island is said to be cutoff from other people - island-ated (isolated). A water island is cutoff from other water. We already know and accept the expanding nature of the island concept.
1. An oasis is an island of water usually surrounded by sand land.
2. A garden is an oasis of diverse plants and other life usually surrounded by grass and/or hardscape.
3. A park is garden-like oasis island of land. Though parks are usually surrounded by urban concrete and steel rather than water, parks are still considered island getaways.
4. Isn't there such a thing as a water park? - thus a water island is confirmed. We must come to understand all land on Earth is an island.
All land, no matter how continental, is surrounded by water that is called many names. Look at a world map.
The awareness that all land is an island is double verified when we understand all land contains water below.
This is triple verified when we understand all land contains water above. Land is a form of water. Water is a form of land. Air is a form of water. All three are formed into humans and other creations.
Aren't we and all things islands? Are we not completely surrounded by something else? This means the Sun is an island. The Solar System is an Island and so on to the marco and to the micro and we don't stop until we reach the island of Maat.
Downshifting To UpshiftAll of the above grounding framework addresses the last bit of naysaying against the expanding island concept. The basic definition of an island invalidates most land islands as being islands.
Many land islands are not completely surrounded by water. They are connected to the land beneath the water thus, not surrounded by water completely on the bottom.
Land islands are not surrounded by water from the surface to the summit (on the sides).
Land islands have air above, not water.
Therefore, the basic concept of island is only true when we limit our thinking to one dimension - the flat earth, surface plane of logic that has no depth, no height and very limited width. We re-expand our thinking as we expand understandings about dimensions, levels of awareness and ways of knowing...