Friday, May 15, 2009

RIP Armando Gerstel

My grandfather died today. I just got done watching my sister be the best Cat in the Hat that a Suessical has ever seen, and I got the call right after. I wanted to tell my mom about it when we got home, but she got the call in the car and freaked out. She got out of the car, got on the sidewalk and laid there for 20 minutes. 5 cars stopped and asked if she was alright. I got her home and in bed, she took 3mg of Xanax and I think it's starting to hit her.

I cried for about 30 seconds when I heard, and now I feel numbness over my whole body. If I had to describe it, it would be like just coming down off a really bad drug trip; the numbness, the dizzyness, the vague anger at the whole world, its not a pleasant feeling.

My mom just asked me if she thinks Grampi left us anything. I can tell she's trying to be funny and cheer me up, but I don't feel anything right now. Twinges of sadness now and again but nothing else. The man was a millionaire, so he's probably left us something, but I can't for the life of me think of something I would want to buy with money. It sounds ridiculous to me. 

Armando Gerstel was a man of the highest character and integrity, a shrewd salesman and a loving and caring grandfather. He was very generous, and he was probably the only jewelry salesman in the world who wouldn't fuck you out of your money when you bought something from him. He was devastatingly intelligent and could play poker like a shark. Seriously, the guy could've made a good living playing poker. 

I seriously can't believe he's dead.


Henrique said...

Taylor, hi its henry . you described my father perfectly. for me my fathers passing marks the end of an era where armando was probably the last of his kind. a giant amongst men, a king without a throne. and his memory will fill my thoughts with hapiines for the rest of my days,, i am teribbly sad and ill see all of you at the funeral.

p.s. how do you know now what a vague marijuana trip feels like ?? hehe,,,,

Henry MunchiesCr said...

i dont know why i said vague? i thouht i read it on your post. man im a mess, my mind is shot. i cant believe i am going to bury to my father, life totally sucks.

i really really hope there is some kind of afterlife , becuase i would really like to see again all my grandparents and my father and my uncles and my sister inlaw and my friends,


Anonymous said...

I am here for you baby. Your blog really Honored your grandfather because after I finished reading it I felt that I to had lost an important person.

I love you so much and hang in there cutey. *glomp*


Robin said...

my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family today. your grandfather loved getting everyone together. wonderful tribute Taylor, really wonderful. Love Robin (