Leo 14. Toward the center of a galaxy, the concentration of stars becomes denser and denser.
The galaxy bloomed, throwing forth its pollen of light. For many centuries he stood gazing in space, watching the galaxy unfold as it swirled. To witness such a garden took great patience, and cost much time, which he could have spent living on one planet or another, inventing other lives and loves for himself. But he felt all the eons were well worth watching this entertainment.
Moving closer he found the stars falling around him like snow, the blizzard of light growing denser as the black hole at the galaxy’s center drew him into itself, reducing him as he sped toward it, to an infinitely tiny seed of ecstasy.