" The way I think about it is that a quark is like a small twist or knot in spacetime, and a subatomic particle is like a clump of these knots. When a particle and antiparticle meet (they contain opposite sign quarks), those twists cancel out, and the "untwisting" process releases the energy that was tied up in each twist."
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.