“What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get in the habit of thinking, this is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things.” ― Haruki Murakami
This hidden backyard patio represent's Katherine's escape from all the ridicule and criticism that she receives from men. The way it is disguised and closed off would be a perfect get away for her. It would allow her to hide from the world and have peace of mind without being judged.