"This estuary is like the kidneys of the earth ... it protects us, it purifies our water, it helps clarify our air. It's just a valuable asset that we have almost lost," he said, repeating a description he heard at a lecture.
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.