Do we? I mean, really? I do not think so, although I am the first to admit my mind zooms off in a hundred different direction most of the time, I also admit I have a severe case of ADD and take medication to help, that way I can at least focus on finishing what I start.Fragments and shards everywhere! My mind would move so quickly that I couldn't keep up with my own thoughts. Some artists think differently than other people, and some artists think differently than other artists, but a lot of artists probably think like a lot of other people. The reverse is probably true as well.. I don't think that being an artist is the dividing line. I think it's a matter of how people think and see things.
Sometimes I feel as though I am trying to say something, explain my thoughts through art. I see a light shine on a leaf, the reflection of a sunrise in the water. I am enthralled.
I was out the other evening and I was watching a little sparrow taking a bath in a decorative fountain. The way the lights shone on the water, the sparkling of the the droplets in the air, the sweetness of the joy of the little bird. Some woman came up and went "yuck a bird", and shooed it away.
I guess if this is how other people think, I am glad I think like an artist.