All things come to an end. No matter how hard we try, but ultimately we cannot prevent them from disappearing or not fitting our needs anymore. Take, for example, shoes. As a kid I had awesome shoes with blinking lights on the soles and no matter how hard I tried, I could not squeeze my feet into them. I simply outgrew them.
Awesome, another example. According to the OED awesome was initially used to express “inspirational awe”, being “full of awe”, weird or dreadful. Sadly, I have to acknowledge that awesome in this sense no longer exists. It seems as if we have outgrown awesome. However, awesome is not dead, it is everywhere. It almost has become the new cool or okay. Ordering a simple black coffee in the UK can lead to an approving awesome. Agreeing on plans for the weekend is awesome. Telling your friend that they are awesome is awesome. If you are left wondering why that is so awesome, then you might find this obituary hilarious, yet invigorating.
On a side note: Even though I like the old-fashioned and extinct meaning of awesome, I have to mention that my shoes were extraordinary, outstanding, remarkable and stunning.