I came across this photo over at The Primate Diaries and was floored. On a scale of 1 to 10, the model flat out achieves an 11 for sexy looks. She's either a very good actress, or she's about to jump the photographer.
I should be clear: What strikes me about this model is not her obvious physical beauty, but her expression. Even an "ugly" woman indulging in an expression like that would be powerfully sexy -- a force of nature. And it's that fact which most fascinates me about the photo.
At any rate, I'm struggling mightily this morning to deny my natural impulse to heap cash, jewels and expensive electronic toys at that woman's feet. Have you ever wondered how a mere look can have such an effect? That is, why does that expression affect me even though it's neither meant for me, nor am I otherwise attracted to that woman? Any comprehensive answer to those questions would need to deal, on a very fundamental level, with the power of art to move us.