We have lost awe. It fell into awesome and drowned. Submerged and smothered into irrelevance, the potential for fear or wonder is now gone. In its place, we have the equivalent of a watered down great or a saccharine super. Awesome is only some awe, not all of it, just a little. Awful is even less, the awe becomes aw, a pathetic sound, and the wretched side of the fear, with none of the wonder. The loss of a word is a terrible thing. But we must go on, to find the fear and wonder in this world without it.