"The fluid mosaic model is a good representation of the plasma membrane because the membrane itself is very fluid by being flexible and letting the membrane to complete endocytosis and exocytosis. The plasma membrane is like a mosaic because it is made up of many channel proteins, gycoproteins and cholesterol that all work together."
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.