"The second is that trade integration is like riding a bicycle – if you stop pedaling, you fall. The danger is not that we fail to reach full integration but, rather, if we stop negotiating, we lose the mutually beneficial agreements that are already in place."
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.