"First, it is important to know that our tears are crucial for good vision. The first thing light hits when it reaches your eye is the tear film on the surface of your cornea. The cornea is like the front window to the eye and the tears are like a polish on that window"
At least, that's what the internet said.
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.