The word "response" brings up: correspond, responsibility, in my highschool latin the latin word "spondere" which means pledge or promise or here "re" to return "spondere" a promise.
The language we use is a moment in time. It comes often from the ancient past. In this case middle English after 1066 when the French invaded England and the English language took on French words and added them to the Germanic and Celtic mix. French is "romantic" as in roman (Latin).
We think we are here as if here is as it has always been. We cannot stand still. Everything is moving. "right here, right now" is both true and not true. Our life is a succession of moments like watching a movie. The film's individual frame pass so quickly that there appears fluid motion.