"It is obvious that in such cases reflection is like the plunge under an icy shower that wakens one from a pleasant morning dreaminess"
"The habit of reflection is not given its proper position in education. Reflection is like the time needed after applying glue to an item, when it must then sit quietly for a time, clamped with slight pressure to keep it in place, until the cement takes full affect"
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.