"It's very hard to lose a Jewish mother Rachel. I hope you have a good support system. A Jewish mother is like an extension of yourself. You are always in my head, and I am always in yours!"
"Wedding planning with your Jewish mother is like a tennis match - assuming we're both rabidly good at tennis. Imagine the fuzzy ball is guilt. We drilled it back and forth, grunting, spit flying, until we were teary and exhausted."
"Having a Jewish mother is like having a mother, times ten. Not only does she have to know what you're doing today, but she also has to know whom you're doing it with, why, where, and will it cost money? No matter how much older you get, this doesn't change. I have 20 unheard voicemails currently on my phone, and all but one are from my mom"
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.