Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.- Thomas Aquinas
I'm not going to disagree with that...Unfortunately others do. :(
Flannery O'Connor, a dedicated reader of St. Thomas Aquinas, is a vivid example of the aesthetics implied in the Thomist observation. Myths, fables, philosophy, poetics, and wonder--what a perfect way to approach O'Connor's work.