Especially check out the last one. One panelist’s description yesterday of putting glasses on a child yesterday was as if it were directly out of the opening of Lawrence Norfolk’s Lemprière’s Dictionary:
The lenses sucked his eye-balls through the frames, dashed them into the first elected object. The stove. He was in the flames. They were licking greedily at him…behind the flames two eyes caught his, an horrible, misshapen face, a twisted body, eyes black with ancient cruelties, the legs curling and unfurling at him, like serpents. I see you John Lemprière, hissed from each mouth. Erichthonius. Curling and unfurling like snakes. Like flames. Just flames. Flames in a stove in a room. A room between Minerva’s shrine and Vulcan’s forge.
‘Welcome to the visible world, John Lemprière.’ …
Lempière shivered and blinked. The stove was but a stove, the room but a room….Lemprière could see.
People who have seen miracles want to see them again, not the mention the effect on people for whom seeing is a miracle.