"shadow is like a compass always shows the way to the light"
"The forms of shadows are three: for if the substance that casts the shadow is equal in size to the light, the shadow is like a column which has no end"
"The Shadow is like a dark corner of the basement where you've stored all of the objects in your house that you don't want or like anymore but are not quite ready to throw away."
"I read this article in The New Yorker about a therapist who had this idea that everyone has a shadow. Your shadow is like your shitty self."
"You see my shadow is like a second skin that came with me from the womb. I even suspect that it will grow old and follow me to the tomb"
My Shadow is like some version of Colonel Kurtz in "Apocalypse Now."
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.