Friday, January 16, 2009

There is no word

Summer Glau

I am of the opinion there is no word in the English language to describe how Summer Glau looks. Pretty, cute, beautiful, sexy, enchanting, captivating, foxy, comely, divine, delicate, angelic, prepossessing: none of these accurately portray her features or the allure she radiates. I don't mean to say that no one else is as attractive or that she is the pinnacle of femininity -- while I do find her extremely attractive I don't think she's Aphrodite in human form. Instead I simply mean that she's attractive in perhaps the most unique way I've ever seen. She's beautiful, but that brings up images of princesses and Miss America contestants, and she doesn't fit into that mold. She's cute, but that brings up images of youthful attractiveness and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

There is no word to describe her appeal. She's the only person who has ever left me speechless as to how to exactly describe her.

River Tam, Firefly

In Firefly she's very disoriented or disconnected most of the time so you rarely get to see her smile or enjoying herself. One of the few times you do is one of my favorite scenes -- River (Glau) wanders into a group dance and after the watching the dance for merely seconds begins dancing along without missing a step, all the while a joyful smile on her face. Again, words cannot describe her -- "joyful smile" doesn't properly explain the look on her face. It makes me feel good when I see that scene and her character having fun.

I know it's only a tv show and it's absurd that I am so attached to something fictional, but I am. Seeing River happy is such a wonderful sight.

Why I bought the DVD

Just yesterday I received my copy of season one of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on DVD. I look forward to watching it; I've heard amazin reviews of it and I am eager to see Summer Glau in another performance. Some day I hope to find a word to describe her. Despite my knowledge of English and 23 years of speaking it I am at a loss.

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