Children are the prime numbers, the building blocks from which the future is constructed. The child in the story is given the nickname root (because his head is flat like a square-root sign!). The square-root of a prime number is always irrational, not in the sense of not being logical but in that its expansion is never finished so you don't need to remember it, it is always developing in the present.

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