Toward the end of one cosmic era, space has expanded to such an extent that galaxies have drifted very far apart. After about a trillion years, most of the stars have burned out, and our universe is nearly empty. But this is not the end of the story. The continued attraction between the neighboring membranes draws them together again, setting the stage for another colossal collision and an ekpyrotic rebirth of our universe. The cycle of collisions between membranes continues into eternity.