One of the best known of the Desert Fathers of fourth century Egypt, St Sarapion the Sindonite, traveled once in pilgrimage to Rome. Here he was told of a celebrated recluse, a woman who lived always in a small room, never going out. Skeptical about her way of life - for he was himself a great wanderer - Sarapion called on her and asked: Why are you sitting here? To this she replied, I am not sitting, I am on a journey.
(Bishop Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Way, St. Vladimir Seminary Press, Crestwood, NY, 1999)http://updateslive.blogspot.com/2006/07/reading-together-with-fr-kallistos.html