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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 lovely   novel    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