"Right then, I realized that my friend, like many other women, lacked an essential ingredient in her life: a concept I call "true connectedness:" sharing life's joys and sorrows together, in person. It's related to, but separate from, "virtual connectedness" - the art of relating to each other through technology. While true connectedness is like eating a really juicy orange, virtual connectedness is like ingesting a Vitamin C supplement."
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.