Mystery and labyrinth, complex streets, anonymous walls, secret luxury.
Secrecy of these houses without windows on the street. The windows and doors open on the patio. The patio has a fountain and lovely plants. There is a labyrinth design in the arrangement of the garden. Bushes are placed to form a puzzle, so you might get lost.
They love the feeling of being lost. It has been interpreted as a desire to reproduce the infinite.
Fez: one sooner or later comes upon a city which is an image of one's inner city. Fez is an image of the inner self.
This may explain my fascination for it. Wearing a veil, full and inexhaustible, labyrinthine, so rich and variable. I myself get lost.
Passion for mystery, the unknown. And for the infinite and the unchartered.
The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Volumn II (1934-1939)
Transcribed from audio: Essential Anaïs Nin, read by Anaïs Nin (Caedmon)