"Electric power is like good health: When you have it, you don't think about it. When you don't have it, that's all you think about"
"Lets say that electrical power is like water being poured on dirt. The flow of the water causes the power to be consumed. The water can do the work of removing dirt from a sidewalk."
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.