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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

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Quarry Hill will be rejuvenated by openness to the Newcomer

Spring is here early this year, it seems, and it reminds me that we are to have a new summer of people visiting. Quarry Hill's motto (Irving's saying) has always been "Everything for the sake of the Newcomer." I hope all who live here or plan or hope to live here will remember this, and make new people welcome in their homes and the Farmhouse, etc. We all need some time on our own, but anyone who believes that they can have an entirely private life in a place like this is probably mistaken. When we entertain angels unawares, we meet new and wonderful people. This is how all the people who came to live here, with the exception of a few, have come! Let's remember, and also, visitors, remember that people need time on their own, and that a place like QH has many chores that need doing. If you visit, please check with Brion, Ladybelle, (or anyone, really) to find out what needs doing. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. A balance between the wish for privacy and the wish to open ourselves to new people can be reached. Nothing has to be absolute!
    But I look forward to the coming of the new. This is how we have always been who we are, and how we have survived. Pass it on!