Here is an attempt at illustrating just the word (later, I shall be refining this work-out to illustrate a word in context to a specific biblical text – but for now I just want to try this simpler exercise out).
Chashaq (pronounced “harshac” with the H being guttural) Strong’s H2836.
The English translation is “to love, to be attached”.
This is a root word made up of Qoph (the rising/setting sun), Shin (two front teeth), Chet (a fence).
Do not forget to read these from right to left.
Their functions: to cycle (Qoph), to divide (Shin), to surround (Chet).
So, in the context of love, and beginning with the central “ot” (pronounced “oat”, and means “character, sign”), I would interpret them like this:
A recognition (Shin) that separates “self-centredness” from “other-personness”, then discerns any need in that person. This gives rise to enabling one to be a “glove” for the Father so that He can use whatever is necessary (Chet) to encourage that person to draw nearer to their created function (ie to worship the Father) … and this function is, I believe, a supernatural energy (Qoph)!
The illustration below is an initial attempt at visualising directly from interpreting the otiot. I have used watercolours because of its immediacy … it gives instant satisfaction when applying onto watercolour paper … wonderful!