removing bees from the circle of life
"Should pollination stop occurring altogether, flowering plants would eventually cease to exist, and all of the animals they support would eventually disappear. Taking bees out of the circle of life is like removing the foundation of a thousand-storey building; the building wouldn't be able to stand, much less be able to hold people in it."
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.