I always felt different. I imagine most artists do, but from the very beginning I felt it powerfully. My earliest memory is of strange dream where I was being told what a brain was and that I should use it. I was so terrified I screamed until my father lifted me out of the cot. I was about one year old.
I'm not a religious person, so this is as far as it will ever go in that direction, but it has always bothered me how at so young an age I could have had a concept of a brain. Whatever the explanation, and I'm sure there is one, it had a very powerful effect on my life.