The Story of Mr. Rue Mermille
by Shannon Hart Hudnell
No one likes Mr. Rue Mermille. He is green with envy, as his eyes and vision are slightly off, because only sees in black and white. The gaps in his mouth represent the gaps in his words, because he can’t seem to tell the truth. The absence of his nose is due to the fact that he hasn’t yet woken up to smell the coffee (or the roses) of life. His mossy hair symbolizes luck, but since he is apparently losing his hair, his luck is running out. That is probably because he was caught red-handed spreading gossip, and karma is catching up to him. Even so, while one of his hands is balled in a fist due to a fit of anger, the other still manages to point the finger at everyone else.
Mr. Rue Mermille’s hand-sewn shirt is made from a vintage dishrag, made especially so that he can clean up the mess he’s made of his life. His shoes are freakishly large, because he tends to trod into other people’s business for no apparent reason. His hat was added with the hopes to gather some sense to his head.
Mr. Rue Mermille reminds us to only spread good news, because no one wants to be like him. Purification oil has been added to his hands and hat, so that the holder of Mr. Rue Mermille won’t be affected by his harmful thoughts and careless finger pointing.
* Not a play toy. For display purposes only. All materials are vintage, recycled, and new. Everything is hand sewn.