"Trust is like a tree. Once axed, it takes a long time to have a new tree."
"Trust is like a forest. It takes a long time to grow and can burn down with a just touch of carelessness."
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.