"A good Christian is like the flower which opens with the sun-he opens to Christ's commands; he cordially obeys Christ. This is to hear Christ's voice. "
"A good Christian is like a palm-tree in this respect. When you find one, another one will grow up around him. His roots are like those of the palm-tree. They just spring up all around him, and their moisture is the river of life, and these form the oasis in the desert of life, where the weary traveler can slake his thirst in the shadow of the tree of life. "
"A good Christian is like the crocodile-which continues to grow as long as it lives "
"A good Christian is like the sun, which not only sends forth heat, but goes its circuit round the world."
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.