Kaitlin Prest, creator and host of the Prix-Italia winner The Heart, presents the first audio fiction from CBC Podcasts. The Shadows is a story about the anatomy of a relationship: a crush, a choice, ...
"Romantics value intensity over stability. Realists value security over passion. But both are often disappointed, for few people can live happily at either extreme." - Esther Perel, Mating in Captivity
"When love beckons to you, follow [it]
And when [its] wings enfold you yield to [it],
Though the sword hidden among [its] pinions may wound you.
For even as love crowns you so shall [it] crucify you.
Even as [it] is for your growth so is [it] for your pruning." - Kahlil Gibran, On Love
Kaitlin is a young artist struggling to make great work and find great love. She believes that the love depicted in Hollywood movies is real, and that she will be one of the lucky ones to find it. When Kaitlin falls for someone who challenges her romantic ideal, she is faced with an impossible choice, and a decision that can't be unmade.