in boxing, everything is backwards.
A solid hook in the ring is an example of potential energy, the wound up toy, becoming action, the boy running. A perfect metaphor for life.
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.