"The anticipation is like the slow climb up a roller coaster before the first drop, only this anticipation lasts for months and requires you to still go through the motions of homework and dinner dates and clubs and activities."
"As a general rule, every potentially abrupt change of body position can be helped if preceded by anticipatory, preparatory movements in order to make the change smooth, fluid and thus easy. Anticipation is like preparing for a voyage: in order to avoid last-minute panics, missed connections and other disasters that are so often caused by a lack of sufficient foresight and planning, it helps to know what is coming and be always one step ahead."
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.