"Since this lake is meromictic, its surface waters do not mix with salty anoxic (lacking oxygen) waters below. Anything that falls to the bottom will meet a massive collection of debris, and decays so slowly that researchers are able to take core samples and find out what plants and animals inhabited the area thousands of years ago. The lake bottom is like a natural mummification system."
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.