"The point being that faith in the Hebrew Bible is like a baby donkey calling out or crying for its mother. There's something kind of wonderful about that. There is an element...I don't know if you want to say of desperation in it or not, but there certainly is an element of confidence also that the cry will be heard."
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.