"A ligament is like a cable or twine, which, when stretched too far and too fast, begins to fray. In this frayed region, small blood clots form and the body begins the process of repairing the ligament."
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.