Yup. Jim says, you can't help getting older, but you can stay immature!
I know what you mean SWL about having an image of the person to ponder when you write to them.
It's one of the things I like about boat pix for avatars
, I imagine the person in the boat, as pictured. It gets me in trouble a bit, for instance, when their avatar is still a mono and now they have a cat!
We have had strangers to us recognize the boat and make the CF connection to us, though, a surprise, but an okay experience.