I'm going to preface this post by saying that, sadly, I don't believe in karma... I think that karma is wishful thinking on the part of individuals who believe in a just universe in which people who do wrong will somehow be punished, and my experience is that this doesn't happen. As Phil Chevron put it, "Wise men are beggared while fools are crowned, the evil ones float while the lowly ones drown." I'm going to have to chalk up the occurrence I'm recounting to pure good fortune.
After working the graveyard shift yesterday, I ran some errands, so I did not get home until about a quarter to ten. I parked the car, and noticed that a very large limb from the nearby oak tree occupied the part of the street in which my car had been parked the day before. As I turned the corner to my street, the unofficial deputy mayor of my neighborhood (a woman with two young sons who sits on her porch for hours every day holding court with various friends who constantly stop by with their own kids for a chat and a play date) told me, "Not five minutes after you left, that branch split off the tree and fell right where your car had been parked."
Funny, that... if I hadn't left early to see my friend's choral performance, my car would most likely have been totalled and I would have been S.O.L. O, Fortuna indeed!