"To some degree a lot of the modern psychotherapy language doesn't talk very much about habits. My gosh it's important...so let's try a metaphor to help explain it. Plasticity is like snow on a hill in winter and when you want to ski down that hill, because the snow is plastic and pliable, you can take many different paths down the hill the first time. "
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.