"Scotland is like your favorite novel: heartfelt and comforting, yet brooding and climatic – and entirely unforgettable"
"Sumptuous scenery, a people of extraordinary generosity, cultural and artistic richness ... Scotland is like a recipe for a subtle dish"
"Scotland is like a poem that moves you in some deep, inexplicable way, even as its complexities sometimes confound you"
"Let me put it this way," he said. "Scotland is like a rustic peasant girl with bad teeth and a scent that reminds one of putrid fish, who nonetheless got to marry a dashing chap, vastly more sophisticated and charming."
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.