Definition: possessing striking beauty or excellence

Quote: The human soul itself is quite ordinary, existing by the billions, and on a crowded street you pass souls a thousand times a minute. And yet within the soul is a graceful shining song more wonderful than the stunning cathedrals that stand over the countryside unique and alone. The simple songs are the best; they last into time as inviolably as the light. — Mark Helprin (1947-) Memoir From Antproof Case