"Critics have said that if the marriage was so awful, she should have left him years ago. But while acute misery can be illuminating, chronic misery is like a fog that keeps you lost. When you're drearily wretched, you often don't recognise it. And being unvalued and unloved makes you feel valueless and unlovely. Of course, she stayed. "
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.