"A hurricane is like a huge bulldozer made of air. Offshore oil rigs are torn from their moorings. Trees and powerlines are uprooted. Beach hotels are shattered, apartment buildings reduced to rubble. A hurricane paints with a broad brush."
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.