This CD is dedicated to Graeme Field, who throughout the years spurred me on and believed in me when at times I did not believe in myself.
In memory also of Jenny Brown. My teacher, mentor and great friend who taught me many things…mainly never to give up.
I have enjoyed music all of my life, from learning, performing and teaching. It has throughout my life, helped me get through the tough times and enjoy the happier times.
I have picked out some of the songs that have touched me over the years. Music touches us all in some way and allows us to relive special, significant moments within our hearts through our memories. I do hope you enjoy them too as they were sung from the heart with each containing their own special memory for me.
I would like to thank Gill & Stuart from Redbarn Studios who made the work put into the making of this “FUN”! Also thanking Gill for the wonderful singing in the other half of the duet “When I Lay Me Down To Sleep” and backing vocals in The Rose with Stuart. I would also like to give a big thank you to Jimmy Tonner for his musical expertise with my voice by getting me to sound “just right” and his accompaniment in the following songs.
Enjoy! – June Field
Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All of these you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and tempural power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and “to do” lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end.
It wont matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and your skin colour will be irrelevant.
So what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought but what you built, not what you got but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage, or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
CHOOSE TO LIVE A LIFE THAT MATTERS!