He developed a strong hatred of arithmetic. But he loved stories and songs. And he liked particularly the sound of English words, even when they conveyed no meaning at all. Some of the simply filled him with elation. “Periwinkle” was such a word. from Girls at War and other stories by Chinua Achebe Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.