"The universe is like a vast pond filled with fluid; particles are like bugs on the pond. For some bugs, moving
through the fluid is like swimming through honey.For others the fluid is thin as water."
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.