"I believe that my marriage is like Kintsukuroi pottery. It's a bowl that has been cracked many times. Each time it was repaired with gold, making it more beautiful and valuable than before. It is more beautiful for being broken. Not that our marriage was broken, but the challenges we've faced could have easily done so."
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.