"This would be similar to putting on a glove that is originally too big for your hand, but as your hand enters the glove, it conforms perfectly giving you a nice snug fit. "
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.