Her many legs methodically dragged her swollen abdomen along the smooth cool cement floor. Surely somewhere in the distance would be an ideal site to build a safe home for her family. Ahead she could see some promising structures. Her body informed her that time was running out. Suddenly a shadow flashed over her and was gone, along with it a violent earthquake, moments later, another quake and repeated slower thuds. BOOM…BOOM…BOOM. Instinctively she knew whatever this was, she needed to find shelter. She gathered all the strength in her legs and pulled her encumbered body toward a large structure. Almost there, a large being blocked the light. A shadow covered her small frame. Though she moved as fast as she could, her burden hindered her otherwise quick reactions. The light grew darker as she realized the gigantic creature intended to crush her. In the space and time of a snap, she thought of the children she carried, her own life and survival, and pushing harder to escape the destruction of them all. In the next second all she knew ended in darkness. As her body was crushed, the burden she carried was not destroyed, but released. Hundreds of her offspring scurried in as many different directions. A few of them were killed with her, but many more of them were propelled into a new wonderful, dangerous, fascinating world. Though not identical copies, they will go into this new world as similar imitators of their mother. Instilled in them, down to their similar genetic code, are instincts that will guide them through lives which imitate that of their creator. Thus out of the death of one, sprang the lives of many for generations.