Postcard from the Highland Park Diner

Highland Park Diner

Over the clang of dishes and pieces of other people’s conversations, we talked about who took who to prom and traced the intended paths of our futures over menus and napkins. I haven’t been here since college but the coffee’s on and hot and I order my favorite: a cheeseburger and cherry coke (3 parts coca cola, 1 part cherry syrup, minimum 3 maraschino cherries, please) and sit back in the green and ivory vinyl-lined booth to take it all in.