aging of an organism
"Metaphorically, the aging of an organism is like that of an automobile, eventually as parts wear out and malfunction more quickly than they can be repaired"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.