Perhaps this is because as we age, we connect once again to the profound truth from within. The truth of who we intrinsically are, having let it escape, and leaving it behind, in our formative years for reasons known and unknown.
Equally, the older we get the more we desire to connect with those who were witnesses to our lives; who bare the understanding of who we are and how we came to be.
There are no need for introductions here, it's an intimacy that is born on the wings of our youth, and found once again somewhere in our descent into maturity. -tM