Heart and Arrow


Episode #822

Date March 13, 2017

Run Time 1:02:17

Jeffrey Lan shares a remarkable story of the love, loss and growth he experienced with his partner Ed.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Note Drop / If / As Colourful As Ever by Broke for Free

Radio Story: Heart and Arrow by Jeffrey Lan

Song: Our Old Apartment by DL Rossi



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7 years ago

Wonderful story!

7 years ago

Dammit, that’s not the first time the Risk show has made me have to stop the tractor to dry my tears. This was a beautiful story of love. Good luck, Mr. Lan.

7 years ago

Beautiful. Happy, sad, profound and moving. I too drove home with tears in my eyes.

7 years ago

A very moving story. Kudos on the editing and the beautiful underscoring.

7 years ago

I cried at work. Amazing story.

7 years ago

Your story had me weeping openly. I am so honored that you chose to share your story with us. You are so blessed to have had Ed in your life.

7 years ago

Oh my god this is such a beautiful story. I felt so much for Jeffrey. This is so sad and harrowing.

7 years ago

Well, that was an epic for the ages.

7 years ago

God DAMMIT Risk, I am going to send you my Kleenex bill and you are going to pay it. *snif*

7 years ago

What a beautiful love story

7 years ago

Thank you for sharing your truly beautiful and heartbreaking story. It left me speechless. Thank you also to Kevin for your comments at the beginning of the episode!

7 years ago

Oh my, what a beautifully sad story!! I cried all through out the end. Jeffrey you are a very lucky man to have been so in love. You told the story so well that I actually felt the love. I just want you to know that a lot of my tears were happy ones because what you two had was beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss.

7 years ago

Tears! My bff’s partner of 20 years is facing serious heart surgery and they too plan a move to a new city. The partner is 20!years his senior.
Touched too close to home for me!
My heart was on every spoken word, my condolences for your loss.

7 years ago

The thing that struck me most about this story was the ending. There was not this sense of overwhelming darkness, nor was this rom-com fairy tale silver lining. Honesty, truth, hope. There were so many emotions that played out during this story, but Jeffery’s sincerity and openness is a testament to his love for Ed, and his understanding of himself.
Not the same in terms of the magnitude of the tragedy, but I was in 2 long term relationships during my adult life (the second of which began the day after the first ended) and 3 years ago I had to learn how to be single as an adult. While it was hard, I recognized it as an opportunity to get to know myself. It sounds like Jeffery is on the same path.
Sending you strength as you continue on the journey of life.

Lorne Ash
7 years ago

accolades for the story. But what is the song that is in at 19mins. It sounds like Oceansize or something? I can’t find it anywhere?!?! PLEASE help! x

Your Humble Editor, Jeff
7 years ago

The tune is Flite by the Cinematic Orchestra… here’s a link to the full tune:

7 years ago

Thank you (to both Mr. Lan and everyone at Risk!) for sharing this beautiful, sad story with us.

7 years ago

I am not one to comment on anything easily. I am unable to go without thanking Kevin and the whole crew at Risk! for bringing this story to us.
To Jeff Lan, I need to say that I was honoured that you shared this story with me. All throughout this tale of love, loss, and magic I felt that you were talking to me alone. This story really resonated with me as I have experienced the alienation of a family member, the decision to remove a loved one from life support, what, unexpectedly, turned out to be the greatest love I may ever experience, and the loss of that love. I don’t know how it felt during your experience because mine were separate events spread over about a decade, however you helped me to come to terms with them and to provide the definition I needed for some of them.
Jeff, you are a very lucky man to have found a love that most will never be able to experience. I sincerely wish you all the best, and I know that a person like you will find love again.
Again, thank you all.

Amber Williams
7 years ago

I usually listen to RISK at work and I was fighting tears listening to this one. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful love story.

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