Depend can be traced back to de + pendere, which literally can be translated to “to hang down from”. To be dependent on someone then means that it is someone you would trust to hang down from.
A person you can depend on should be treasured just like a valuable pendant hanging from your neck. Remember though to let these amazing people swing freely and let them be pendulums, swinging back and forth. Sometimes supporting you and sometime pushing you forward when you don’t want to go on. Sometime standing by your side and at other times swinging away discovering new things and new experiences they can bring back to you.
They will always be there though when you are hanging down from an edge to help you back up.
The ending of sympathy and empathy comes from the same greek word, pathos, that means feeling. Sym- means together/the same, and em- means in. This means that sympathy can be translated as having the same feeling as the other person, while empathy is being in the feeling of the other person. The strength of empathy is to continue being yourself, feeling your feelings, while still being with the other person letting them feel what they need at this moment.
Originally write meant to carve, scratch or cut. It is not that strange as the first writing was on rock. But writing can still have this sense of carving something new, or to just make meaningless scratches until you feel you have found a new angle, a new perspective on reality.