near death experience
"Having a near death experience is like reprogramming a computer; a total rewiring of the essence of who you are. Being rebooted with this new programing ..."
"Having had a near-death experience is like having visited the sun. It is overwhelming, traumatic, and sometimes destructive. "
"A near-death experience is like having a layover in the Paris airport and thinking you've seen France. You've had a near-France experience..."
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.