[Originally posted at Ana Mardoll's Ramblings.]
[It was suggested that there should be multiple versions of the religion of Aslan. It was also suggested that perhaps the process that stretched winter out for 100 years similarly extended lifespans.]
My people, I say unto you that this was all foretold. As it was written in the books of Chipmunk and Parakeet, so it is today. I ask you, hasn't the winter of youth served it's purpose? Hasn't aging slowed to a crawl? Isn't it time for us to emerge immortal into the spring?
Our noble Queen Jadis, servant of Aslan, has taken care of us through the long winter. She has kept us well fed, butter and marmalade for everyone. But now that the time has come for spring some are resisting her, and this is preventing Aslan's return.
When wrong is made right, Aslan will come in sight. When the rebellion is ended and all obey his servant Jadis, Aslan will return. At the at the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.
A spring of eternal life, with aging, slowed to a crawl during this long winter, finally stopped for good.