"Splitting water is like pushing the ball uphill - we are moving the components to a higher energy state. We can let the ball roll downhill later to do some work for us. "
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.