A cold shower is nothing, compared to a cold glance. But whilst the coldness from the shower passes when one puts on a bathrobe that has been lying over the heating and fills the body with warmness, the cold glance lingers on ones soul/mind. And although this incident may be forgotten and one's mind distracted, it ... has left it's mark.
Once pain is inflicted, it can never be erased by anything or anything, it only can be covered under the layers of lies or different truths, bit it remains there and crawls out when we don't expect it. And we are thrown out of our course through the universe, lost, lost, lost.