"Differentiation is like a garden, because both take time to grow and grow at different rates; each has unique needs, and all represent a natural variety. Differentiation is like a school bus, because both include everyone and pick up people where they are, and everyone arrives safely at their destinations. Differentiation is like ..."
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.