gold streaks

“AH, YOU SEE what being outside has done to your hair. You have more gold streaks.”
“My hair is still darker than the other girls’. I want to have really light hair, like so-and-so.”
“But you are Italian. You will always have darker hair.”
“I don’t want to be Italian.”
“One day, I will take you to Italy, and you will see lots of girls with even darker hair. We can go to Rome. And then we can eat.”