"A wise man once said that trying to recreate artistic inspiration is like trying to capture lightning in a jar. It simply can't be done."
" Although writing about artistic inspiration is like trying to catch a cloud in a bucket, at least two insights were instrumental in his development"
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.