Letter from the Editor

Hello and happy fall!

If you've been lucky enough to spend any part of the last week outside, you've noticed the crisp breeze in the air and perhaps you've even crunched a leaf or two under your feet.

I love the fall semester for many reasons, but one of the most obvious is the beautiful change of pace that nature brings as she prepares for winter. There's something brave about the trees giving up their leaves, trusting that this won't be their last winter.

Inspiration seems to be falling with the leaves and I hope that each and every one of you takes a moment to reach out, grab it and hold onto it. Whether you consider yourself a writer or not, you should know that you create poetry every day when you speak and when you think, you are using words to express yourself - take the opportunity to write it down.

Espejo is back on campus and our editorial staff is excited to see what the creative students of SMU have to offer - that means you!

Our next deadline is nearly two months away, which gives you plenty of time to write edit, and then submit. I hope that you put a little bit of faith in yourself and your talent, and acknowledge your need as a human being to express yourself. Believe that letting your leaves fall by letting your guard down will be worth it. Create - put yourself out there - and you just might find the world will allow you to bloom even more beautiful then before.


I'm looking forward to all the things that are to come and am grateful for all that has already arrived.

All the best,

Lauren Smart
Editor in Chief

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