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Ночной дозор/ night watch/ noćna straža/ De Nachtwacht

"But a resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible." As I was reading Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (a lovelynovel albeit 400 pages of small print is enough to make your head hurt) I happened to come across this sentence and it struck some cord deep inside me. I haven't been able to get it out of my head, there is such a ring of truth to it. Why is that? Why do we only stop when it is too late? Light and dark always in constant struggle.

Night watch. What is your first impression upon hearing these words? Rembrandt perhaps? Yes, I do adore that painting but I have to say it made me think of that Russian film Night watch that I have enjoyed so much  and the novels by Russian writer Серге́й Васи́льевич Лукья́ненк  that the film was based on (Дневной дозор,Сумеречный дозор,Последний дозор.... Now, the novels I haven't had the chance to read yet but I plan to, as soon as I improve my knowledg…