Originally published December 5, 2012.

I like how Ivo has apped this nude, accentuating the curvature of her shoulders and neck and blurring her lower back into the shadow on the bottom right, the desaturation with undercurrents of taupe and sea green, the slight texturing. She emerges adorned in beauty from a mist, taking form with a generous sensuality, soft play of light on poking ribs, tummy, thigh, breast, shoulder and arms. Simply lovely in the quiet of the moment.

Cuna by Mompou. Performed by Christopher Parkening. Tied for first place (with Embryonic Journey by Jorma Kaukenon of the Jefferson Airplane) as the greatest solo guitar piece of all time.