a: Nun ~
b: a semicolon

What: "No, a nun is a semicolon. This is not because nuns resemble the semicolon, though think of the face framed by the wimple and how the rest of the habit flows from it, leaving room for the body to soften beneath it. A semicolon connects two independent but related sentences. A nun's life is much the same, at once whole and divided. There is the life before Entering; there is the life After."

Writer: KathleenDonohoe
Date: Oct 14 2013 8:32 PM

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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.