To visualized this take a look at video of the bingo ball machine. When in motion the balls are bouncing around and hitting each other. When energy is removed, motion in this case, the balls come together a sit with little motion. This is somewhat like the molecules of a solid when they freezes.
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.