Monday, April 13, 2009

State of grace

Mondays often lack a certain grace. You're cranky. You're stressed. You're harboring lingering resentments from the weekend. (cough, Amazon fail, cough, gay glitch, cough) Quite frankly, you'd rather be sleeping. So what better way to ease into another work week than with a moment of grace? No, not the kind of grace that goes “rub-a-dub-dub, thanks for the grub” or any of its more eloquent variants. This is grace in the form of Summer Glau as shot by Tyler Shields and accompanied by the music of Cat Power. Fuck that plastic bag from “American Beauty,” this may be one of the most beautiful things ever filmed. And it's a reminder that no matter what life throws at you, you can always stop to appreciate a simple act of grace.

[See it in hi-res by clicking HQ here, it's well worth the click]

Getting to appreciate Summer and all her bendy goodness, well, that's just a bonus.

Wait, did I mention Summer was classically trained as a ballerina until an injury forced her from the profession?

Seriously, if you can even look graceful while all shot to hell, then that's almost unfair.

Even though I've only watched “Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles” on-and-off this past season, I hope against hope that last Friday's finale isn't the final one. Grace like Summer need to be on my TV. And, of course, that goes for Lena, too. Now, if I could find a picture of her in a leotard doing the splits, then this would officially qualify as the best Monday ever.


Anonymous said...

That was sooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing that with us. It'll cure any case of the mondays that I could get!

Anonymous said...

Summer Galu on T:SCC ? Wowsa ! *drool*

And she's a classically trained ballerina ? Yeah, figures. You just gotta watch how she carries herself, all ballerinas have the same deportment.

Allin all, a nice start to my week. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the show was canceled on friday afternoon

I guess I am going to have to find a new "lust" worthy show

Anonymous said...

If that is not enough grace for you, try a little "Saving Grace". I am obsessed with Holly Hunter and all her sideways smile goodness.

Anonymous said...

I thought you were going to do a post on "Grace" actually. Grace Parks, Grace Kelly, Will and Grace, Saving Grace, Maggie Grace... but whatever! Summer's cute too! :P

Valerie said...

Very Nice!

Speaking of nice, have you all seen this yet - Padma, Chelsea and Eliza posed for Allure in the nude!

citizen spot said...

Valerie beat me to it. Definitely check out that HuffPo picture spread. That said, I am saddened to hear that T:SSC has been cancelled. Oh, and enchanting video of Summer dancing. Thanks for sharing it with us Ms. Snarker.

Miss Kris said...

I actually put a photo of her on my blog recently and voted for her in AfterEllen. :]

Anonymous said...


when i see the first pic, i was like um? and then, the movie..seems
so sad. it's like the honey ani.
the fourth..seems amazing, how she
can do that? wow,

so..what happened the last pic?
is she robot? haha,
thanks for the post.
somehow, why stressful?
do you prefer tweeter?

katchoo said...

Unless anonymous #2 can back that up with proof, TSCC's fate has not been decided yet. What fans of the show can do is join the campaign to convince Fox to renew it. Please check out

I'd like to stress that sending actual letters to FOX's programming heads is more effective than signing some online petition, so while clicking is fun, please consider terminating a few stamps and sheets of paper too!

damian@gaytraveller said...

Interesting 'Terminator' style photo.


Annie said...

If you ever find a pic of Lena in a leotard doing the splits, I will forever bow at your feet, dear Miss Snarker!