"Relying on the radiation that
reaches Earth's surface is like listening to a piano recital with only a few of the piano'skeys working."
The link is a very organized guide to teaching the basic of atmospheric chemistry. It's very well done.
"The Elders of the Native American Hopi nation say that the Earth's surface is like the back of a spotted fawn.
As the fawn grows, the spots move and change number. Similarly, every time the Earth Mother sings a new song or enters a new vibrational shift, Her power centers also change to a new configuration, interconnected by a more complex sacred geometry."
"The earth's surface is like a jigsaw puzzle, made up of tectonic plates that fit together, like the back of a turtle shell or the pattern of a soccer ball "
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.