"Studying the renal system is like walking into a concert theater. The kidney is the grand hall divided into multiple compartments, then into smaller partitions, with groups of players fielding their kettle drums (glomeruli) and trombones (nephrons) to perform a final outcome - excretion. Unlike the behaviors the daily news reflects, our bodily systems are largely conducted via auto-regulation. Internally we are constantly being repositioned, reassessed and being readied to pivot. Our body is programmed to shift to rectify whatever dissonance occurs so that it can restore harmony. Our behaviors could take a few cues from our cells."
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.