em means "E minor" on my jazz theory homework.
In this case, it also stands for Emily, my sister, who is 16 years old today.
When did she get so grown up? It's a little crazy to think about. We had our battles as kids, but never anything big - the important things in our relationship survived all of that. And now that we're both old enough to appreciate it, I'm enjoying being a sister more than I ever have before. I'm proud to be the sister of such a smart, talented, expressive, gorgeous, and strong young woman.
Love you, sea-star! :)