Here's a long article by Paul Kingsnorth arising from his reaction to a visit to the Caves at Niaux and the paintings therein. A mutedly passionate call for the value of sacred awe as an essential component of human life.
I like this.
"If this civilisation of ours is to be saved, it can only be saved by a change of heart of the whole population of the globe. Neither improvements in machines nor the jugglings of economists can do it. To have a living civilisation we must have civilised hearts." ― Ford Maddox Ford, "Mightier Than the Sword", 1938