“Nor can we hurry change, which has a calendar of its own. The best and the unique turnings in life are never forced, their roots have been growing in us underground for a long time, without our conscious notice, awaiting only what Jung calls a ‘meaningful coincidence.'”

This is from novelist Dorothy Gilman, who wrote the “Mrs. Pollifax” mysteries, plus a little gem of a book about her own search for independence, “A New Kind of Country.” The quote comes from page 74 of the 1978 paperback edition.