"Chasing glamor is like chasing a rainbow - anyone close to it knows it doesn't really exist. Getting a crushing hug and a big smile from a child who was so malnourished the last time you saw him that he didn't have the energy to stand up - that is a rush you don't get from hanging out in celebrity parties. "
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.