Contributed by Thomas Murphy, photographs by Benjamin D Buren

“Solitude is the opposite of being alone, or lonely. Solitude connects us to something larger than ourselves. There’s nothing that says solitude quite like a cozy home nestled in its own valley surrounded by the red rock of Southwest Utah. And no one knows solitude better than someone who once took a 72-day solo canoe journey in the Canadian Arctic, documentarian and owner of the Lazalu Zion, Robert Perkins.”

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