"Playing chess is like making love to a beautiful woman. Just when you've got everything in the position you want them, the queen jumps all the way across the board and you're left on your own."
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.