A moving drama

Born Equal

I watched a really brilliant, but depressing drama tonight. Born Equal was about some individuals who for very different reasons had ended up homeless. They all stayed in the same hostel, and by the end of the show, all of their lives had come together.

There was the guy just out of jail, the Nigerian journalist who had fled his home country, the 17 year old who’d run away from home, and the pregnant woman who’d fled an abusive husband. Then there was Colin Firth’s character – a rich banker who had a momentary flush of guilt and a desire to help people living on the street.

It was really moving, and just very, very sad. It made me think that no matter what my worries are at the moment, they’re nothing compared to the worries that some people have in life.