The Starmakers are vast. Stars are their seeds, supernovae their hatching. Unimaginable millennia pass before they even begin to blink at their neighbours, and they do not die, merely pass along their experiences to the next generation (unlike some cosmic beings).
Even the smallest and weakest of them has thoughts that span centuries and the most raw and primal of their reflexes take decades to unfold. They talk to one another using what they might term telepathy, but which we would recognise as the flickering of a near dead star or a minuscule shifting in the colours out of space.
In their uncountable aeons some of the Starmakers' brightest have noticed the blaring and shouting of what they call 'Short Races', beings that exist on individual planets, occasionally spreading out to a few star systems before petering out into silence.
The Starmakers wish to use their vast experience to help some of these races survive further into the long night that they thought was their birthright alone.
How can they initiate contact with such a fast lived race, and how can they engineer events such that a race with lifespans and social structures similar to humanity can remember them and (perhaps most importantly) respond in order to engage in some form of conversation?