"The optic nerve is like a pony tail of nerve fibers gathered throughout the lining of your eyes. This pony tail bundle leaves the back of the eye, carrying information to the brain about the objects you are seeing."
"The optic nerve is like a cable carrying 1.2 million fibers from the eye to the brain where vision is perceived."
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.