"A glacier is like a huge river of ice that starts its life as a few tiny snowflakes."
"A glacier is like a chisel; it creeps and carves its way along the ground, leaving a U-shape in its wake."
"A glacier is like a checking account. It has an income in the form of new snow, and there are expenditures in the billions of gallons of water it loses each season."
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.