not quite “times of war,” but still…

wesleyhill:

I just read this quote from W. H. Auden: “In times of war even the crudest kind of positive affection between persons seems extraordinarily beautiful, a noble symbol of the peace and forgiveness of which the whole world stands so desperately in need.”

And it reminded me of the picture everybody, including me, has been passing around on the internet.

Just wanted to note the connection.