I've always said that I would never die for someone. It just alwys seemed like a poiintless thing and that it was demeaning to yourself as it has the implication that you are not as worthy to live as the other person. Don't get me wrong, i would cheerfully give a kidney or whatever for those taht I love, but death is another matter.
The yesterday MrNw, Torbenspang and I were out shopping and I stepped into the carpark in front of the pram. Basically so any car that was going to hit us would get me instead of Torby. I did this without thinking of the consequences or what it means. It wasn't until I got in the car that I actually thought about. MrNw pointed out that it probably has something to do with keeping my genes alive. I like to think that it has a lot to do with defending something so very dear to me that can't defend itself.
And the genetics thing.