There are times when it is impossible to comprehend the mechanics of what just happened, whether it be good or bad. That is why writing up an accident report will always contain an element of uncertainty as to the true nature of the event. Yes, we can recall, to the best of our recollection, but does that make it correct? Let me try this one on you to make my point. Last Friday evening my partner and I were deep in a game of pars at the local lawn-bowling club. For eleven ends, our opponents had the upper hand, leading by four going home. In the final end, we had two in the head, close to the jack, with a chance of one more on the last shot but not enough to win or tie. Since it was my shot or roll, I took a close look at things before walking back to the mat. I knew the line but had been a little strong on my previous roll. This time, I needed to get inside a small circle of bowls, hit the jack and, hopefully, rearrange things to pull off the impossible. When I released the bowl, I knew I had the right line but nothing more because the light was fading at around eight. As I walked down towards the head to check the damage, I had no clue. I remember hearing my partner announce four but I really thought it was for the other side because I had just convinced myself it was a typical all-or-nothing situation, akin to rolling the dice. You can well imagine my shock when I learned that we had tied the game on a next to impossible shot that had found its way onto the jack and shifted it enough to the left to get us two additional points. Every time I pause to think of that supposedly random moment in time, I have no reasonable explanation for its remarkable outcome other than my clear intent to do my very best to alter the picture. Even my partner, when watching things unfold, could not believe my shot in the dark.