Lea MicheleIt's been a tough, tough time for the cast of Glee since Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room July 13. Less than a month after Cory's death, filming for season 5 is officially underway in Los Angeles. There's no doubting that it takes a serious professional to push aside the hurt and emotional anguish of a loss like this. Which is why I'm astounded by Monteith's girlfriend Lea Michele and her strength back on set as Rachel Berry.

The actress tweeted this photo (right) yesterday along with the caption: "Feels so good to be home ... #GleeSeason5." I love it. It's touching. I love how Lea refers to the set of the hit show as home. For her, she can find so much comfort in the happy memories she's had during this whole experience there. For her, Glee may just be the one thing that keeps her sane.

It seems that getting back into the swing of things is helping Lea grieve the loss of Cory. At least that's how it seems on Twitter, anyway. First, Lea mentioned working on a "perfect" song to start the year with, and thanked two of the show's music producers. Then, she posted this thoughtful photo.

In the photo, Lea looks contemplative, pensive. While admittingly she looks on the thinner side, she seems at peace and comfortable in her surroundings.

Stay positive, Lea. Continue what you're doing. We all know that's exactly what Cory would want.

What do you think of Lea's somber photo?

 

Image via msleamichele/Twitter