This series will have you looking for diamond dust each winter. It's magical. I love it personally because there are several main characters with a variety of personalities. The storylines are quite emotional and often dramatic. It has a bit of a soap opera feel to it, without being too over the top. The animation is not the best I have ever seen, but the storyline makes up for that. The music is absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking. I have watched this series several times. I watch it in the winter and when I just need to calm down. It is so soothing. My Mama knew nothing about anime. This was the first one she watched and she actually loved it. Maybe you can watch it with your mother, too!