"Succulents are like goldfish–they only get as big as their pot, and you don't ever have to transplant them to a bigger pot unless you want to."
"Succulents are like sponges, retaining water in their stems, leaves and roots. They adapt to survive in harsh conditions."
"There is something for everyone, and I think that part of the attraction is that succulents are like the bonsai: They can be shaped to suit one's tastes."
"Succulents are like abstract art for the outdoors. You're certainly not limited to succulents for a drought tolerant landscape."
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.