All My Words are Straw

Something I didn’t know about Thomas Aquinas and Saint Nicholas Day. From Fred Sanders at The Scriptorium Daily:

Today (December 6) is the day in 1273 when Thomas Aquinas stopped writing. . . . Though he was used to producing at a furious pace, on this day Thomas just stopped. When his friend Reginald urged him to keep dictating, Thomas replied: “I cannot, for everything I have written seems to me like straw.”

I know the feeling. Read why Thomas felt that way at Thomas Aquinas’ Big Pile of Straw.