"Rumination is like treading or thrashing in water instead of swimming straight and reaching the other side"
"Rumination is like that middle-of-the-night thinking - when the rest of the world is hidden by darkness and the mind descends into a spiral of endless reaction to itself."
"- Rumination is like a record that's stuck so it keeps repeating the same part of the song over and over."
"Dwelling in the past with rumination is like dragging a ship anchor behind you and wondering why you are not getting anywhere."
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.