"For some, the desert is like a second birth. It gives them birth. For others, the desert is nothing but a large cemetery. It buries them. For some, it represents purity,"
"The desert is like one of those haunted mansions where doorways disappear, windows slam shut just as you're an instant from escaping. Topo maps are useless, because the contour lines never match reality. Compasses go wild from soil deposits."
"A journey into the heart of the desert is like a pilgrimage into your own heart. Being in the stillness & vastness reconnecting you to the peace ..."
"Moore says the desert is like the movie's bad guy. "The idea is that if you turn your back on the desert or disrespect it for a second, it will kill you remorselessly,"
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.