"Personally, being a strong woman is like a double-edged sword: it is both a blessing and a "curse." It is much like the saying, "The squeaky wheel gets the oil." Basically, the loudest of people, who appear to be weak, are the ones who get the attention. Recently, this was the topic of discussion at a local cancer support group. What happens when the "go to" person is in need? Personally, that is one of the most frustrating feelings....to need help and nobody is physically around to provide the support."
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.