"The Geography of Consolation" in the May/June issue of Ragazine.
This is how you do it.
This is how you write creative nonfiction.
So if you want a short course in the genre, or if you want to be inspired, moved, awed, or humbled, read this essay. I had all sorts of responses to it, but I have to admit that my overriding thought on her essay was, "I wish I could write like this."