I recently walked into my study and noticed that there was a white smear on the window. When I looked closer, I found this.
Can you make it out? It's an imprint of a bird that must have collided with the window. You can see its beak, breast feathers and the feathers from an outstretched wing.
I checked the garden but there was no dead or injured bird, and no sign of feathers either, just in case a local cat had taken advantage.
The imprint was created by something completely normal but it signifies a suspended moment in time, a reminder of the past, a ghost.
What would it inspire you to write?