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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

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pisces Begins...

It really is almost the beginning of Spring when Pisces (begins approx. Feb 20-21) starts and the farmers and sugar makers are beginning the chores that lead up to the huge and hopeful effort of making maple syrup. It's been a strangely snowless winter... so far. It feels almost like another season altogether. The stars at night are clear and glorious as ever in Winter. Radiant, shining, perhaps no longer even present in the Universe. I think of Irving when Pisces rolls around... how can I not? He was a "Pisces' Pisces" if there ever was one. "Feed my lambs," he said, going off to Florida-- he referred to the wild cats that lived in and under his house. He also used to feed the mice that ran along the rafters, something I keep in my mind when I occasionally long to be rid of the ones that scamper up and down from the third floor study to the bedroom. Don't worry, spiders: I keep house Casually -- Issa

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