"Cognizant of these differences, Aristotle sums up his view of sensation by adopting an example of Plato's: Sensation is like a piece of wax receiving the impress of a gold signet ring. The ring has a distinctive mark it impresses into the wax to identify an official document, even though the ring itself never leaves (for example) Alexander's hand"
"The sensation is like a jumble of emotions and associations that are far from linear. "
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.