"In a way, today's astronomical observation is like watching a concert on TV with the volume completely turned off. Detecting gravitational waves may be compared to turning on the volume and listening to something never heard before."
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.