Biologically factual...but it's not really who I am. One parent is dead, the other is dead to me. I've written off my siblings. I have a couple aunts and some great cousins, but I'm really just an orphan. Not orphan as in poor, hapless waif...but orphan in that no one owns me or manipulates me.
Blood may be thicker than water but it isn't a bond, a hard, concrete chain that is inescapable. I chose to let family just be something that I used to know. It resides in my past and has no play or say in my present or future.
It's time to let that old storyline go.
I'm dropping the ten sibling thingy. I'm content being an orphan, an individual, a person that matters without having to be a daughter or a sister, because I am not those things and I haven't been in quite awhile.
I bury the biological family now. They matter naught. They were my past, I let them go. No more will I speak of siblings or parents.