Civilization is like a cathedral-it exists outside of individuals, but it nourishes them and connects them, tying them together onto a common thread that spans far beyond their short lives.
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.