SUE BURROUGHS FIELD

Profile Updated: September 22, 2016
Residing In: Chapel Hill, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Tom Field
Let us know your current occupation; or if you have retired, how are you spending your time? Mail Courier for UNC Neurology Department
Children: Kelly, 1986
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Attended UNC-G (great school!) and graduated from UNC-CH (and I've never left!).
TOP 2 EVENTS:
1. Married Tom Field (1970)
2. The arrival of miracle baby Kelly Suzanne Field (1986)
I worked for the UNC Library for 35+ years in the Collection Development Department. Currently I have a mail messenger part-time job in the UNC Neurology Department (since 2013). You could run into me any day in the foyer of UNC Hospitals with my mail cart in tow.
Can't wait to see everybody!

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I'm not sure if finding this poem in our Senior English text was what sparked my interest in poetry, but it is a poem that I found hypnotic:
THOUGH THE MOUNTAINS
Though the mountains bow to you
I shall not bow;
Though the world be your mirror
I shall not reflect you.

I will sit alone in the night while you dance.
But when the world has marked its vengeance on your face,
Come back to me.
I will make you beautiful with my eyes.
-- anon

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SUE BURROUGHS FIELD has left an In Memory comment for FRAN JOHNSTON.
May 10, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Fran -- such a warm, wonderful person! I don't think I realized at the time (being more of a brooding poet-type) what a positive influence she had on me. There are certain people who touch you dearly, and she is one of them.

SUE BURROUGHS FIELD has left an In Memory comment for Rachel Kirkpatrick.
May 07, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Rachel was extraordinary in every sense of the word, and yet never took any credit for all her accomplishments. We are all diminished by the loss of her. Even now it is hard to be in a world without her CAN DO energy and caring friendship.

". . . Whenever I would see the brook I'd race it,

And the brook raced, too, and I would run away,

Whenever I saw something that could ring, I rang,

And whenever something sang I played for it.

I made myself at home with everything. . . "

-- Randall Jarrell translation of a Rilke poem

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