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Posted on: Jul 11, 2019

From the New York Times:

This summer I’m aspiring to be the grasshopper, not the ant.

Remember Aesop’s fable? The grasshopper fiddled away the summer months, while the ants toiled to ready their grain stores for winter. When autumn arrived, the ants refused to share food with the hungry grasshopper. The ostensible moral: There’s a time for work and a time for play.

But what if the grasshopper only looked like it wasn’t working? What if, as an artist, its play was critical to its work, only no one saw it?

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This article was submitted by Jessica Laurin Meek, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Young Lawyers Division, please email Kara Sikorski at


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