Search This Blog

Welcome to Quarry Hill's Blog!

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!
And, please follow the Blog and comment whenever you like!

"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

Monday, August 13, 2012

William Blake's Birthday

This year, 2012, marks the 255th year since William Blake was born in London, England.
Recently, the Tate purchased some miniature Blake paintings that had been found in a railway timetable somewhere in a bookshop in London. They were briefly displayed but can't be displayed for a while now, till the Tate builds a special Blake Room to protect the delicate, ancient watercolors from the ravages of light. I can't wait till they open up. Hope to have a change to get back to England again at that point to see these wonderful, rather scary little paintings...
Happy Birthday, WB! 255 Years-- and 185 years since your departure from this earth, on my birthday, August 12.

No comments:

Post a Comment