"For most men, intimacy is like an all-you-can-eat buffet. They experience it, enjoy it and then become full. They need time and space to feel hungry again."
"Intimacy is like a tree that grows up from its roots to meet the sky; it must have a foundation or else the lover will never come into existence "
"Stepping into intimacy is like stepping into water... from the high dive."
"But intimacy is like an exotic plant. You have to learn about it, cultivate it, learn what its special needs are, when it needs nourishment, light, food, and when it needs to be left alone."
"Intimacy is like water for a plant. A plant needs more than water to grow, but without water it can't absorb the sunlight and nutrients from the soil."
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.