"Simple diffusion is like walking through an entryway of
streamers; facilitated diffusion is like ; active transport is like entering through a subway gate using a ticket; endocytosis is like receiving shipping; and exocytosis is like taking out the garbage."
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.