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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Poem by Dillard

Ocean of Beauty

There is more beauty in one river rock

Than eyes that see can bare to see for long,

More vibrant music in one wind-blown chime

Than some can hear in symphonies of song.

One flower’s fragrance wafted by a breeze

Can last a life for one who is awake.

We are immersed in beauty as a sea;

We have to only open to partake.

Dillard K. Henderson

Morganton, NC

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