'I think autism is like running on Windows while everyone else is a Mac'
"A manual one. Sometimes its engine can get overheated; other times it needs some time to warm up. It really depends on the environment, and each day is different. Patience is needed. "
"Autism is like being an expat in one's own country, like being an expat all our lives. We live in a continuous state of culture shock"
"My go to analogy is to imagine being in a country where nobody speaks English and you don't speak their language. You don't have a phrasebook but you do have a translation dictionary. So you are speaking the words but the syntax is way off, not to mention accent and pronunciation. You might think you're making sense and communicating well but really people wil be confused by you."
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.