Raw, idiom, 14a: in the natural, uncultivated, or unrefined state: nature in the raw.

Sweet Laila came into the world in the very wee hours of this morning all the way over on the East Coast, and we are so very glad to know she's here. Not only do I wholeheartedly approve of her beautiful and badass name, but it rocks a certain assonance with her last name that gives the whole eponym a fluid sing-song quality. Well-done, my friends.

I've always been partial to the name Laila because it's derived in part from that most favorite of flowers, the Lilac. Every time I catch a whiff, my senses rush me back to a certain South Dakota park from my youth where an overeager lilac bush tumbled over a willing fence.

Someone once asked me: if you could choose one flower - just one - to be delivered in mass bouquets to your home once a week, what would it be? And my answer, hands down: lilacs. (What would you choose, given the chance?)

I'm sure Laila will be seeing a few of these herself in the days to come. So much love, P-Unit!


Henna said…
Just got aound to reading this. We love ya, Auntie Rach!

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