Abigail Perry and Writer-Mom-Pianist, Gail Hayes, talk about a timeless classic that touched Gail’s life, The Cricket in Times Square, and the immeasurable lessons people can learn from music, which she emphasizes through the lyrics of three of her favorite songs.
Listen to this episode to learn how Gail finds joy in each day, how listening to others can be more important than talking, why small actions are just as valuable as big ones, and how music plays a powerful, universal role in humanity’s ability to communicate. Email Abigail at abigailkperry [AT] gmail [DOT] com to continue the conversation.
Have you read The Cricket in Times Square? Don’t miss out on this timeless, middle grade classic. Borrow from your local library and/or purchase a special copy for your home online or at your local bookstore.
Also, don’t miss out on the animated adaption of The Cricket in Times Square!
Have you heard the three (beautiful!) songs Gail mentioned in the episode? Listen to them on YouTube now, or purchase them on iTunes!
Something Beautiful by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Aherns
Hallelujah by Jon McLaughlin
World by Five for Fighting
Interested in some other high points discussed in this podcast? Explore these resources for your own creative journey.
- Volunteer Spotlight: Gail Hayes: Learn more about Gail’s philanthropic contributions, especially her efforts with Susan G. Komen Central Indiana to bring awareness to breast cancer and the importance of mammograms.
- Intro Music: “Open Those Bright Eyes” by Kevin MacLeod, edited for this podcast’s intro and closing. License: Creative Commons