"I tell my coaching clients that riding a business cycle is like surfing. When the surf is up, you feel invigorated and energized. When you miscalculate and miss a wave or worse yet, get crushed by a wave, you need to learn to get up, brush yourself off and start surfing again."
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.