As much as I admire his acting, it is when Richard Armitage takes a stand on humanitarian issues that I admire him most as a human being.
Today we get one of his very rare letters. Beyond the joy of reading more than a 140 character tweet promoting one of his projects, it is interesting because he gives us a peek into the actual lives of the refugees. Balloons? I, too, would not have thought that they could trigger memories of falling bombs and gunfire. It makes sense when you think about it. We, in our comfortable armchairs, forget how traumatized these children must be.
I am envious that Armitage actually gets to do something hands on for these people. I, too, find it difficult to turn away.