It's really a sweet anime and it has all sorts of fluffy messages. In the episode I'm watching right now they're making onigiri (rice balls) and Honda Tohru is speculating that people are like riceballs. We all have a Umeboshi (picked plum) stuck on our backs somewhere, though they are different sizes or shapes, colors or flavors. We go through life never seeing our own Umeboshi though and thinking "I'm nothing at all, just white rice", while envying the Umeboshi of others that we can see. Never has having a pickled plum on your back sounded so appealing.
Maybe I should just go and learn japanese. I've never been any good at foreign languages and I'm generally of the belief that other people should learn fraking english, but it might be nice to be able to watch things like this without the subtitles. I wonder how much depth to the language I'm missing by using translations.