My take on the universe around us is that it is constantly expanding and then imploding on itself infinitely number of times. I also perceive the universe as being infinitely large and not finite as most people think it is and is totally beyond our observation. How can we even begin to accurately measure it if we are confined within it?
How many Universes are there?
Perhaps there are an infinitely number of universes and they are parallel. There was a Simpson's intro that best describes this...I'm short on time so I'll leave it as this.