“He stands there beside a tree.  Too bad the Lord made the mistake of giving trees roots and giving the Anse Bundrens He makes feet and legs.  If He’d just swapped them, there wouldn’t ever be a worry about this country being deforested someday.  Or any other country.”

Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text. First Vintage International Edition. New York: Vintage Books, 1990. p.42. Print.


Faulkner seems to have an interest here (and in other places as well) in mobility and fluidity (of resources, people, ideas, etc.).