Inching Out of a Pandemic

“I’m way too excited about this outing,” I say as I get into my friend’s Volvo recently.

We’re on our way to a diner for pancakes. At least that will be my chosen lunch. And indoors, to boot.

Diner coffee. Diner pancakes. Diner banter. Salt and pepper shakers on the table.

Diner. Diner. Diner.