"Growing up is like putting roots into the ground. Learning is like reaching upward toward the sky."
"Growing up is like walking through a minefield of fake IDs, awkward firsts, break ups, make ups, cocksureness and insecurities."
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.