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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

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Irving Died in the arms of his Lover...

Something I have been somewhat reluctant to discuss, but now can see no reason not to mention, is that Irving suffered his fatal stroke in the arms of one of his lovers, P. He actually died in Monroe Memorial Hospital, Ocala, Fla. -- after saying, "I have created this myself," (his death), three times. But he also, and this makes me quite sad, asked at the end, "Who is with me?" I was with him even though I couldn't be there in my body. I hope he knew that I was always with him.

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