The star is a tiny point of light in the deep that is the night heavens. Its distant neighbors are more distant than the farthest thing on earth we know.
The star is surrounded by an infinite number of other stars in a stream of light that is the galaxy.
The galaxy is a point of light and its closest neighbors are other galaxies in a cluster.
The galactic cluster is a point of light forming a sea of membranes and strings wound and coiled inward and outward.
The strings and membranes recede into a point of light that is but one in a shower of the sparks hitting the grate of your fireplace.