"At that scale, it is not accurate to think of electrons as point particles. They're more like waves. An electron orbital is like a mode of vibration in an acoustic cavity."
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.