When a young couple named Brenda and Vincent connect with the Universal Mind during a night in the desert, it changes their lives for the better. Brenda, an artist, becomes a master painter; Vincent, an engineer, produces breakthrough after breakthrough in optics. After inventing a pair of sunglasses intended to re-establish a connection to the Universal Mind using specific wavelengths of light, Vincent is killed in a freak accident. A bereft Brenda is left only with a pair of his sunglasses but learns how to use them to find Vincent's spirit and slowly begins to recover. This begins an odyssey of personal improvement as the glasses pass through several hands, rectifying the lives of all but one of the holders, as Brenda experiences brief flashes of their lives. "Obscure Felicity" explores the never-ending quest to understand the power of creativity, innovation and insight. Where do the ideas that have resulted in everything we've invented ultimately come from? Is our creativity inherent in the species, or a well of knowledge, where the enlightened may drink at will?