"I would like to thank Charles B. for showing me some of the lesser-known treasures of Los Angeles. He is a tremendously creative organic-biochemist and photographer. I was quite surprised to discover that a biochemist is like an artist in his/her approach to the creative process in manufacturing lifesaving drugs. There may be more complicated processes to be found in industry, but to my mind, none seem as sensitive and prone to failure as organic biochemistry."
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.