"It's what I used to make for myself when I stayed home from school, feverish, and the nostalgia is like a warm hug when I need it most."
"Nostalgia is like looking in a rear view mirror. Do I still have the values and priorities I had before? It gives us stability when we live in a time of constant change."
"Nostalgia is like the loud drunk at the party, dominating the conversation, demanding attention, and always telling the same stories"
"Last week we were talking about nostalgia, and we learned that nostalgia is like a ten-inch stiffy. In the right circumstances it is very welcome and very handy to have around, but there are other circumstances when it just breeds negativity."
"nostalgia is like mother's milk,
chewing over just like cud
the numinous that's in their blood."
"Nostalgia is like a zombie plague where the rotting corpse of dead culture reanimates and consumes all your free time, money and logical thought"
"Too much nostalgia is like eating too many Oreos at once: it starts out as a delectable treat, but eventually, you feel sick and hollow"
"The problem is that nostalgia is like gel on the camera lens, softening all those images in your head."
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.