"Ayala likens the rider's partnership with the horse to a marriage: "You don't buy a horse that you know you're not going to get along with. Choosing a horse is like choosing a husband; you're going to see it every day. You know that there is a future being harmonious together."
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.