As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Photography has helped Hsiao clarify her reflections on it. However feeling relief, as she mentioned, doesn’t mean the end of it. She still feels the emotions that she had with those story of life at the beginning.
The difference is that she can now perceive them in a much calmer way. Those feelings give her the urge to pick up a camera and frame them out into photos.
For Hsiao, it is so natural that it’s like breathing; as long as she is still alive.
Due to the way she processes her thoughts in her mind, they’re more in the shape of pictures and sounds than in words.
To express it out more clearly, she chooses to bring photography to combine with words.