"My mind's eye narrowed. Was this a narcotic seeker? Kidney stones are like white-hot ice picks thrust into one's flank and violently twisted, over and over again. Marine drill sergeants cry with kidney stones. But there she sat smiling. I was young. Did she take me for an easy mark? "
"picture an apple tree...not drinking enough water or intaking too much sugar will cause the tree to dry and drop the apples. Kidney stones are like the apples. Everyone has kidney stones but they don't always fall. It is not painful...it is like the male equivalent of giving birth (laugh..walks away.)"
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.