There is something there, or maybe there's someone there. It feels too big to be someone, like if all the people she'd met were blades of grass or individual leaves and this is an entire tree. It doesn't, or they don't, start listening; that is the sort of thing that entities need to do if they are ever anything less than perfectly aware of everything. It's hard to perceive much of whatever or whoever this is; no human has enough attention to see more than a tiny fraction at once. Most people who've seen it say it's beautiful; some people say it's entrancing, that it draws them in, that just to catch a glimpse of it is one of the best experiences they've ever had.
At any rate, Xie Lian is loved. Not in a way that involves anyone feeling anything recognizable as affection, but she feels just a little less tired and run-down, and this - whatever - is capable of having her back. Wanting the best for everyone and wanting to find the good in everyone seem a little easier, as if it's marginally less tempting to be petty, as if it'd take marginally less effort to not give up on someone.
Death is always avoidable in this world. The entity does not think San Niang needs to worry about it, or that people need to worry about it on San Niang's behalf. ...That might be more reassuring if it were clear the entity ever did think anything a human might recognize as a thought, or endorse anything a human might describe as worry.