"I think food is a window into empathy. Slow Food is like a gateway drug for civic engagement, environmentalism, for changing the world, because when you share food with people you see what you have in common. Food becomes a vehicle for understanding each other and for dealing with issues of race, class, oppression, and gend "
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.