First, we needed to find out which colors spoke to Charlie's heart. "Charlie, did you hear that the whole world is like a big coloring book," I said. "Light rays are like crayons that color things differently."
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.