"Working parents are like plate spinners at a carnival: They juggle their children's school schedules and activities while balancing their own work deadlines, attending conferences, and sneaking in the occasional shower."
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.