"A house boat is like a giant sail due to its boxy shape and so we were beginning to be pushed along even with the anchor down! In the pitch black you cannot see anything. Within a few minutes it felt as if our anchor had broken off so grabbing my flashlight I had to see what happened. Checking overboard it became clear that the anchor was still there but we were being driven along by the wind as if there was no anchor!"
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.