"Carbohydrates are similar to a fully charged battery, while a water molecule is like a dead battery. But water is a rechargable battery. Plants can recharge it into a carbohydrate. That's the energy-related value of water"
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.