"Our days are on somewhat of a repeat. Snow, shovel, bake, knit, write, snow, shovel, cook, knit, write. Repeat. I find myself in the minority, where the continual wildness followed by a hoary, sunny calm is energizing. Interspersed with a snow shoe and a horse ride, the dormancy is like a cozy sweater with a long, soft scarf wrapped around my neck. Comforting, calm, creative and cozy."
"Dormancy is like hibernation in that everything within the plant slows down. Metabolism, energy consumption, growth and so on."
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.