Context is important, isn’t it? Like, few things make me happier than driving around town listening to Future, all garbled paranoid filth spewed over Metro Boomin’s low-end rumble. Stick my 87 year old grandmother in the passenger seat though, and suddenly lines like ‘I just took a piss, I saw codeine coming out’ goes from poet laureate-level imagery to the worst, crudest rhymes imaginable.
Which is a roundabout way of saying: toads are not particularly known for their surface beauty. Mottled splotches of darkened pigment upon dripping wet, rubbery skin. Gross, right? Yet transport that same pattern onto the shimmering surface of a lily, add a translucent layer of pink and purple colouring and what do you get? It’s one of the most interesting and enticing flowers out there.