"Pride is a source of false hope. But Shame is a source of false hopelessness.
Shame is like a flower that grows up out of the ground and then refuses to bloom in the sunlight. But place it in the shade and it will open."
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.