Christina Aguilera treated her 4.5 million followers to a vintage XTina moment on thursday. She posted a stripped down three-picture photo set of her posing seductively in a bath, each photo offering a different angle from which to view the goddess.

The spare use of a water drop emoji underscores an eternal essence of life that Christina continues to defy. 

The post is timely considering there is still considerable interest in seeing an Aguilera curtain call come to fruition. XTina was last heard on record in 2016, on the Netflix Original The Get Down soundtrack. There's no give back even for the most gifted generational talents. It so happens that Xtina has been cruelly teasing a return to music since November of last year.

Christina doesn't have to let down the fish nets and draw strings for time has been kind, has not eroded her appeal, as we can probably attest now that we've put our doubts behind us. If I get caught looking who's to say that I'm a dog.