in reflections of past days.
It's day number four.
In the song, "The 12 Days of Christmas",
the fourth day brings the gift of 4 colly birds, which seems to be common blackbirds. That's not my idea of a wonderful gift.
Some have the theory that the song was a secret way for Christians, more specifically Catholics, Anglicans and Orthodox, to learn their catechism. Who knows for sure? Any way, it is a song that has been around since 1780. I'd say that the song has lasting value as a Christmas song. And many do celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas up to Epiphany, the feast of the 3 Kings.
Hmm, I daresay that some people are thinking, "How on earth does one go from reflections on a bank building to the 12 Days of Christmas?" Reflecting (:D) on the fourth day of Christmas led me down the proverbial rabbit hole and hopefully you followed me.
So, I wish you all a happy 4th day of Christmas!