"The important thing to clearly be able to imagine is that most cells are stuffed to the brim with potassium ions and that this concentration gradient is like a wound spring waiting to do some work."
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.