"Another way to envisage this distinction is to picture fear as a very solid rock which you need to break. Bravery is like striking the rock with a single wild hammer blow, whereas courage is like water flowing over the rock, slowly but surely cutting a valley through it. Courage is the literal yin to bravery's more direct yang."
"In addition, I see the gift of courage rather like unravelling the petals of a most beautiful rose. As you peel off the layers and wonder at the divine beauty, you acquire more grit and determination."
"Courage is like an exquisite white cat coiled against a bank of snow. When the creature finally moves, there is a startling moment of disbelief followed by delight and gratitude"
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.