This fairy was spry and lovely to look at, with his thick, soft blond hair; but he didn't like it, so he dyed his hair black.
Everyone said "What a shame," and tried to get him to change his mind; but he wouldn't listen and all through the years kept dying his hair black.
Then one day, when he was old, he did change his mind and washed out the dye. To his surprise his hair was grey by then, so he never saw himself fair and blond again.
We should appreciate when we have the chances or it may be too late!