# equation

**n=3**

"The equals sign in an equation is like a scale: both sides, left and right, must be the same in order for the scale to stay in balance and the equation to be true."

"An everyday equation is like a machine; you feed numbers into the machine and out pops another number."

"As you might imagine, math has always been a challenge. Each equation is like the Jerry Springer show. I have to prevent Six and Nine from tearing each other's metaphysical hair out, console Four because she feels lonely, and make sure adorable Two is being shielded from all the nonsense around him."

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.