This Too Shall Pass

I will be back tomorrow with my story of what it was like working the polls yesterday. But I’m exhausted now. First, I had to get up at 4am to get there by 5am. By the way, it’s so lovely to be out during those pre-dawn hours. I was a little scared though so I wore a whistle, in case I ran into trouble. But all was well. I had an enchanting walk through my wonderful city while most everyone else slept.

I didn’t get home until 11, though. A very long day. So now that I’ve gotten all the work I needed to get done today done, I’m going to watch a little tv and SLEEP.

I love hot dogs stands. I want to to a photo series of hot dogs stands and carts. I really should go back and make a list of all the photo series I’ve mentioned wanting to do and then didn’t end up doing. This is downtown, by City Hall and the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, and near the poll site where I was working. Just try and tell me that isn’t a work of art.

Hot Dog Cart, Downtown Manhattan, City Hall

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “This Too Shall Pass

  1. I worked at a polling station here in Oakland for the first time. It made for a *very* long day, 5:30am to 9pm. But an interesting experience!

  2. Interesting things during the day included helping a visually impaired person fill out their ballot. Alameda County also has touch screen units (for people with difficulty writing) and audio units (for visually impaired/blind), but he opted to have me help him instead. He was curious about the audio unit and might consider it next election.

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