last saturday july 18th. a VERY close family friend passed away in her home in cincinnati. she was found by her 17 yr old daughter in the living room'sleeping', she tried to wake her up. even at the hospital. but she was already dead for some time. i didnt find out about this until tuesday the 21st. then the next day, we (my family) went to see her mom (also close friend) to express our sorrow. next day my dad told my sisters and me a secret that our friend Maira is actually his our 1st blood cousin. if been surpressing my emotions for the last week. today was her... eulogy? is it? and she'll be laid to rest tomorrow morning. im writing this because i need to let it out. i didnt go see her today because i didnt feel like i had the will or strength or just felt that i couldnt bring myself to see her like that... she watched me grow up. she was like a big sister to me. and only recently found out that shes a blood relative... i dont understand how so many people kept this hidden. and for what reason (cnt.