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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, May 30, 2013

Barbara Calhoun is in the hospital

BARBARA is in the hospital with a clot in her left leg. She woke up and was in a lot of pain, but told no one of it till I saw her at about 11:40 this morning. Then she began to say she was in "so much pain." I thought she had broken her ankle, but I called an ambulance and they took her to Gifford, where it was determined that she has a clot. They gave her a shot of Demerol or something like that which helped a great deal, and they admitted her and are using Coumadin to break the clot up. I think she will be ok.
Andrew and Jessica went at once to the hospital this evening and were there till Barb fell asleep. What a benediction! I was thinking of driving back and spending the night, but Brion is worried that the road will be too much for me late at night after being there all day, with moose out, etc. I'll go back in the morning unless someone calls me and says I am needed.

She is all right. She seemed fine when I left and was in a good location where the nurses could see her and an alarm was attached to her bed. I hope all who know her will "hold her in the Light," as Quakers say, or meditate on the Void, Clear Light, or just think of something nice about her... a great artist of the 20th and 21st centuries whose work was never completely fulfilled, but whom, one day, I am sure, will be recognized as having been a great and visionary being.

I'll go back tomorrow. The number at the hospital is 802 728 7000.  Isabelle Calhoun, downstairs in the patient care area...
Love to all

So glad Andrew and Jess were there to see her!

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