Awesome work! I think the "cliches" are fine. If they didn't work, people wouldn't use them. LOL But seriously, this is indeed pretty awesome! The hair lines are really smooth and flowing, the person herself is well done, the lighting, both for the piece and the glowing specifically is GREAT! Since this is a memory, or vision of her that I am assuming is being seen in the male character's mind, she probably would appear like this, and not translucent/transparent as many ghosts are. Because he'd remember her as she was. Anyway, great piece!