My beard, once black has gone increasingly white over the years. It was salt and pepper two years ago but now is almost entirely white except in the sideburns. I really like it in its new, white garb. Last weekend I saw an old friend, one of those people whom you stop seeing and sometimes wonder why you don't see them anymore. On seeing me, his first remark was, "Wow, your beard has really gone white!" And I replied, "Yeah, isn't it great!" In response to which he got a hurt look on his face.
I guess that's why I don't see him much anymore.