sally king benedict

where are you from and where are you now? atlanta, georgia. / what is your current state of mind? anxious. / what is your idea of perfect happiness? wide open spaces, clean air, cold fried chicken for lunch, a baby laughing, uninterrupted studio time. / what is your greatest extravagance? indulging in fancy foods. / what is your favorite journey? becoming a mother. / which words or phrases do you most overuse? “i mean, seriously” / what natural gift would you most like to possess? the ear to play an instrument. / if you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? myself, but braver. / what is your most treasured possession? polaroids. / open a nearby book and copy the first line you like. “i love you right up to the moon-and back.” / where would you like to live? on the beach and in the mountains. / what would be the title of your memoir? a sally special. / what is your motto? life’s too short.

This interview was conducted summer 2013.

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