"Before a play can begin, you have to have a stage for the actors to perform. The first stage in primary succession is like the building of a brand new theater. It's when the ecological community first reaches the capability of being a â€œstageâ€ for plant life. This can be a result of a recent volcanic eruption, rock exposure after glacial retreating, or sand accumulation at an ocean or lake's edge."
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.