"Sewing is like welding; it takes a lot of practice to make the job look professional. OTOH, this is a boat cover, not a competition, and it's a lot of satisfaction creating something that's useful."
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.