A beer ad suggests that happiness and peace will be yours once you "find your island".
Welcome to the Midwest - my island. Never seem to run out of interesting people and their Middle America environments.
Times are still difficult / hard, but will survive. A key ingredient is acceptance. It is what it is - so let's get on with it. The usual sort of sayings but they remain a way to move along.
With a more than casual looking, begin to see and feel the reality that is Midwest.
May you find your island.