Haflata: Talking drivel
Haflatoun: Drivelling Plato
The Oddventures of Haflatoun
Episode VI – Angles and muons
Haflatoun and Victoria Vectra jump on a space
plane to Geneva and drop in on CERN, the European particle physics lab, to
learn of a sabotage plot and keep the dream of Vectra’s cryogenically frozen
V – Alchemists and oracles
Haflatoun must abandon Kahka’s oasis of freedom
where he has spent weeks reclining against a palm tree feasting on an
intoxicating diet of dates, democracy and mangoes. His oracle gives him 24
hours to avert disaster but first he has a date with destiny – and a Brazilian
Apathy is like an olive tree. It symbolises a peace of sorts, it grows
in relatively arid political climes, its roots run deep, it bends with the wind
and it is damn difficult to mobilise. Ask me, I had my shoulder against the
trunk of popular indifference for the duration of the presidential elections in
Egypt and would it move? Would it budge even a centimetre?
Caught between mild delusion and total confusion, Haflatoun abandons
the cushioned comfort of an Athenian ‘soul asylum’ (aka psychiatric hospital)
and the profound Pandora to return to Cairo and become the Political Apathy
Party’s presidential candidate.
Just as he is about to embark on an intrepid quest for the Olympic
torch, Haflatoun lands in Guantanamo – rather than Athens – where Socratic
irony and a Major Saga save his skin.
Haflatoun is back and, caught between delusion and general confusion, he
resumes his quest on the path to wisdom. In this episode, the self-declared
philosopher prince accepts a mission to Athens in search of an old flame.
Episode IX – A clean getaway or depleted Gs
ã2005 K. Diab. Unless otherwise stated, all the content on this website
is the copyright of Khaled Diab.