"When he's trying to explain pulmonary hypertension to families, Day shows them a slide of the Los Angeles freeway. Normally, if it's not too crowded and peak traffic is a couple of hours away, things move pretty well. But pulmonary hypertension is like that freeway when too many cars are trying to jostle their way through. Everything stops."
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.